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''Black★Rock Shooter'' has turned into such an IP encompassing several types of media, with each having their own universe. As such, the characters are sorted based on the media where they appear in.

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''Black★Rock Shooter'' has turned into such an IP encompassing several types of media, with each having their own universe. As such, the characters are sorted based on the media where they appear in.



!Characters of ''Black★Rock Shooter: Innocent Soul''

!! Protagonists

[[folder:Rock]]
!!Black★Rock Shooter

A girl who watches over Hazama.
----
* ACupAngst: When Let tells Io that eating carrots will make her bustier, Rock swallows an entire piece. And she strangles Ron for calling her flat-chested during their "ventriloquist act".
* BerserkButton: Flips out when she hears the word "Disappear". The reason? Some bullies burnt her shoulder and leg with cigarettes while chanted the word in her DarkAndTroubledPast, only starting to appear as flashes of memories after being in contact with a corrupted soul who died in fire. Before that, she has no reason other than instinct why she hates the word.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: With Ron.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Eventually.
* EmotionlessGirl: Has difficulty recognizing what "fun" is, and utterly confused why she has tears leaking from her eyes after seeing her previous life. She's not quite content with this, however.
* GenderBlenderName: Here, B★RS is called "Rock". She is also the legendary "Black Star".
* GoodIsNotNice: She knows what her mission is, and she offers no consolation to Reto, who just realized that he's a dead guy all along. She becomes nice through CharacterDevelopment, to the point that she consoles a fading Dead by acting as her fiance
* IllGirl: Her dying self after being pushed by her bullies.
* NotSoAboveItAll: When Kaede's surroundings take the form of a shopping mall, Rock immediately starts [[ShoppingMontage putting together an ensemble]] for the planned LoveConfession to Dead.
* RageAgainstTheMentor / BrokenPedestal: To Ram after being forced to kill Dead.
* {{Shinigami}}: Her role is fairly close to one, in that she makes sure souls aren't trapped in Hazama.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She's easily the most emotive B★RS, though she has an air of stoicism to her.
%%* WhatIsThisFeeling
* WhenSheSmiles: Though she's a lot more emotive than most other incarnations.
* YouAreNumberSix: It's revealed that she isn't the only Black Shooter. To be exact, she's number 01451.

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!Characters of ''Black★Rock Shooter: Innocent Soul''

!! Protagonists

[[folder:Rock]]
!!Black★Rock Shooter

A girl who watches over Hazama.
----
* ACupAngst: When Let tells Io that eating carrots will make her bustier, Rock swallows an entire piece. And she strangles Ron for calling her flat-chested during their "ventriloquist act".
* BerserkButton: Flips out when she hears the word "Disappear". The reason? Some bullies burnt her shoulder and leg with cigarettes while chanted the word in her DarkAndTroubledPast, only starting to appear as flashes of memories after being in contact with a corrupted soul who died in fire. Before that, she has no reason other than instinct why she hates the word.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: With Ron.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Eventually.
* EmotionlessGirl: Has difficulty recognizing what "fun" is, and utterly confused why she has tears leaking from her eyes after seeing her previous life.
%%!Related Characters

%%!!Others

%%[[folder:Black★Devil Girl]]
%%!!Black★Devil Girl

%%Description
%%----
%%* GreenEyes
%%* HornedHumanoid
%%* KatanasAreJustBetter
%%* {{Meganekko}}
%%* PeekABangs
%%* {{Stripperiffic}}:
She's not quite content dressed a lot like Black★Rock Shooter, only her jacket is short and closed.
%%* TearTropes: Seems to be crying green tears.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Black★Matagi]]
%%!!Black★Matagi

%%Description
%%----
%%* {{BFS}}: Combined
with this, however.
* GenderBlenderName: Here, B★RS
{{BFG}} to create a [[SwissArmyWeapon gunblade]].
%%* EyepatchOfPower
%%* {{Joshikousei}}
%%* PurpleEyes
%%* SmallGirlBigGun
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Black★Rock Shooter BEAST]]
%%!!Black★Rock Shooter BEAST

%%Description
%%----
%%* {{BFS}}
%%* CoolCrown: Made of flames coming from her EYE.
%%* RevolversAreJustBetter
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Death Scythe]]
%%!!Death Scythe

%%Description
%%----
%%* BadassLongcoat
%%* GrayEyes
%%* SinisterScythe
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Demon Cannon User]]
%%!!Demon Cannon User

%%Description
%%----
%%* {{BFG}}
%%* CatGirl
%%* GreenEyes
%%* {{Meganekko}}
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Dragon Slayer]]
%%!!Dragon Slayer

%%Description
%%----
%%* ActionGirl
%%* Literature/ArsGoetia: The book she has
is called "Rock". the Lemegeton; the horned girls are MoeAnthropomorphism of the 72 demons. She is plans on killing/dominating all of them.
%%* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Art surprisingly shows presiding over a throne, surrounded by knights.
%%* {{BFS}}
%%* BondageIsBad: Art
also surprisingly shows her keeping three demonic horned girls; the legendary "Black Star".
* GoodIsNotNice: She knows what her mission is, and
first three of 72 demons of the Literature/ArsGoetia. Whatever reason she offers no consolation to Reto, who just realized has them, she's certainly finding uses for those chains keeping them in place.
%%* CoolCrown
%%* ZettaiRyouiki
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Geshumaru]]
%%!!Geshumaru

%%Description
%%----
%%* {{BFS}}: The robot carries a pair.
%%* HumongousMecha: Not all
that he's a dead guy all along. She becomes nice through CharacterDevelopment, to the point that she consoles a fading Dead by acting as her fiance
* IllGirl: Her dying self after being pushed by her bullies.
* NotSoAboveItAll: When Kaede's surroundings take the form of a shopping mall, Rock immediately starts [[ShoppingMontage putting together an ensemble]] for the planned LoveConfession to Dead.
* RageAgainstTheMentor / BrokenPedestal: To Ram after being forced to kill Dead.
* {{Shinigami}}: Her role is fairly close to one,
humongous, but huge enough in that she makes sure souls aren't trapped in Hazama.
* SugarAndIcePersonality:
comparison when it's holding her.
%%* KatanasAreJustBetter
%%* PuppetMaster
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Great Black Sword / Underworld Icicle]]
%%!!Great Black Sword / Underworld Icicle

%%Description
%%----
%%* DualWield
%%* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin:
She's easily the most emotive B★RS, though called "Great Black Sword" because she has an air of stoicism to her.
carries [[{{BFS}} a great]] [[BlackSwordsAreBetter black sword.]]
%%* WhatIsThisFeeling
* WhenSheSmiles: Though she's a lot more emotive than most
KatanasAreJustBetter: Her other incarnations.
* YouAreNumberSix: It's revealed that she isn't the only Black Shooter. To be exact, she's number 01451.
weapon.
%%* RedEyesTakeWarning



[[folder:Ron]]
!!Ron

A sort of snake-like being, he forms a sort of partnership as a sort of physical manifestation of Rock's powers.
----
* ACupAngst: Not him, but he loves teasing Rock for being flat-chested.
* {{Bishounen}}: In Rock's pseudo-Stagnant Soul's barrier, He's this. He says that the form is Rock's idealized vision of him.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: With Rock.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* EmpathicWeapon: He turns into both Rock★Cannon and Black Blade, but only one form at a time.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Rock. Even though he has a chance to change his partner, he keeps on following her even up to her Hazama-destroying RageAgainstTheMentor quest.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dead]]
!!Dead Master

A mysterious, ominous person who approaches Rock at the end of the first chapter.
----
* BiTheWay: She has more than a few LesYay moments with Rock, but she has a husband.
* CuteAndPsycho: Dead Master is pretty much adorable. But she eats souls.
* DespairEventHorizon: After Chapter 10's WhamLine
* ExtremeOmnivore: Her soul-devouring tendencies aside, she also ate her teddy bear in her sleep and proceed to eat Rock's hair next. And people are asking why Rock's pig-tails are in an uneven length... After dying, Rock takes up this trait and eats Dead's soul to keep her memory from being burnt off.
%%* FriendlyEnemy
* HappilyMarried: Her motivation for eating souls is to be strong enough to be revived and reunited with her husband. Turns out, she's been lied to.
%%* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice
* LesYay: Pretty much explicitly in love/lust with Rock. She invoked it as she needs Rock's soul to be devoured, she tries to provoke some reaction.
* LetThemDieHappy: Rock lets Dead seeing her as her husband, spending her last seconds in embrace of her beloved.
%%* LoveMakesYouEvil
* UnwittingPawn: To Ram.
* YouAreNumberSix: Black Shooter number 012370
* YourSoulIsMine: And she literally eats them.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ram]]
!!Ram

A girl that seems to be very interested with Rock's development of character.
----
* BigDamnHero: Her usual entrances.
%%* [[{{BFS}} Big F***ing Saw]]
%%* DissonantSerenity
%%* BitchInSheepsClothing
* CoolBigSis / TheWatcher: An odd combination of both. When it reveals that she's EvilAllAlong, Rock pulls a RageAgainstTheMentor.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Apparently, when she was alive, she was a firefly who did not glow like the others.
* ILied: She promised Dead that she could return to her marriage after eating enough souls, and tells her the truth in her final battle.
%%* NietzscheWannabe
* PsychoPrototype: The first Black Shooter
[[/folder]]

!! Others

[[folder:Jack]]
!!Jack Olie

A mass murderer who feeds on souls who have drifted to Hazama.
----
* GroundhogDayLoop: Even after he was executed in life, after he dies, he creates a loop to continue killing his victims over and over again.
%%* MonsterOfTheWeek
%%* NightmareFetishist
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Let]]
!!Let

A boy who encounters Rock.
----
* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Io. When he was alive, he died protecting her.
%%* DeadAllAlong
%%* GoOutWithASmile
%%* NiceGuy
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Io]]
!!Io

Let's little sister.
----
* ACupAngst: So much, that Let convinces her to eat the carrots or she would be flat-chested forever.
%%* AnnoyingYoungerSibling
* DeadAllAlong: Unlike Let, she always knew they were dead, but did not care and continued to smile for Let (and later Rock)'s sake.
%%* GenkiGirl
%%* GoOutWithASmile
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Hanako]]
!!Hanako Nakamura

A student who lives in a big empty school in Hazama. The school is made entirely of trapped souls.
----
%%* AlasPoorVillain
* AttackItsWeakPoint: Her headphones
%%* BitchInSheepsClothing
%%* CuteBookworm
%%* DeadAllAlong
* DontYouDarePityMe: Her last words.
* DrivenToSuicide: ''Almost''. She was killed first by a bus crash.
* FreudianExcuse: She was bullied by the other students, and when she died no-one remembered her.
%%* GoOutWithASmile
* HeadphonesEqualIsolation: Invoked, as she wore her headphones to block of the voices of her bullies and only her voice she could hear.
%%* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice
%%* MonsterOfTheWeek
* TraumaticHaircut: She used to have her hair in twin braids. The bullies who tormented her cut her hair with a razor, giving it the dishevelled appearance it has now.
%%* ScrewySquirrel
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Acta]]
!!Acta

Another Black Shooter.
----
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Dies at the end of the chapter she's introduced.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Nico]]
!!Nico

Acta's partner.
----
* BitchInSheepsClothing: He seems nice, but once Acta dies, he laughs at Rock tending to her and says that Black Shooters are just tools.
* DropTheHammer: Can turn into a rather large hammer.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cecil]]
!!Cecil

A young girl who is frequently abused by her old mother. She and her mother are caught in a loop created by her, because she wants her mother to become kind again like in the old times before her father died.
----
* AbusiveParents: Her old mother. It was not out of evil. She was just very stressed.
%%* AlasPoorVillain
* CooldownHug: To her mother, before both reconcile and fade away.
%%* DeadAllAlong
* GenkiGirl: She even teaches Rock to smile more.
%%* NiceGirl
%%* ThePollyanna
%%* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter
* MonsterOfTheWeek: At first Rock and Ron believe her mother is this. They are wrong, Cecil is the target.
* SnowMeansDeath: She was beaten to death by her mother in their snowy village.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kaede]]
!!Kaede

A girl who has a crush on Dead. When she was alive, she had a crush on her best friend Sakurako (who vaguely resembles Dead) and confessed to her, only to be horribly turned down.
----
%%* AlasPoorVillain
* ApologeticAttacker: To Rock.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: She invokes this.
%%* DeadAllAlong
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: When talking about love, suggestive mushrooms grow around her feet. Then you find out that she has serious gender issues and wants to become a guy....
* KissOfDeath: Dead gives her one before eating her soul.
%%* MonsterOfTheWeek
* PsychoLesbian: The psycho part is debatable.
[[/folder]]

%%!Related Characters

%%!!Others

%%[[folder:Black★Devil Girl]]
%%!!Black★Devil Girl

to:

[[folder:Ron]]
!!Ron

A sort of snake-like being, he forms a sort of partnership as a sort of physical manifestation of Rock's powers.
----
* ACupAngst: Not him, but he loves teasing Rock for being flat-chested.
* {{Bishounen}}: In Rock's pseudo-Stagnant Soul's barrier, He's this. He says that the form is Rock's idealized vision of him.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: With Rock.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* EmpathicWeapon: He turns into both Rock★Cannon and Black Blade, but only one form at a time.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Rock. Even though he has a chance to change his partner, he keeps on following her even up to her Hazama-destroying RageAgainstTheMentor quest.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dead]]
!!Dead Master

A mysterious, ominous person who approaches Rock at the end of the first chapter.
----
* BiTheWay: She has more than a few LesYay moments with Rock, but she has a husband.
* CuteAndPsycho: Dead Master is pretty much adorable. But she eats souls.
* DespairEventHorizon: After Chapter 10's WhamLine
* ExtremeOmnivore: Her soul-devouring tendencies aside, she also ate her teddy bear in her sleep and proceed to eat Rock's hair next. And people are asking why Rock's pig-tails are in an uneven length... After dying, Rock takes up this trait and eats Dead's soul to keep her memory from being burnt off.
%%* FriendlyEnemy
* HappilyMarried: Her motivation for eating souls is to be strong enough to be revived and reunited with her husband. Turns out, she's been lied to.
%%* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice
* LesYay: Pretty much explicitly in love/lust with Rock. She invoked it as she needs Rock's soul to be devoured, she tries to provoke some reaction.
* LetThemDieHappy: Rock lets Dead seeing her as her husband, spending her last seconds in embrace of her beloved.
%%* LoveMakesYouEvil
* UnwittingPawn: To Ram.
* YouAreNumberSix: Black Shooter number 012370
* YourSoulIsMine: And she literally eats them.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ram]]
!!Ram

A girl that seems to be very interested with Rock's development of character.
----
* BigDamnHero: Her usual entrances.
%%* [[{{BFS}} Big F***ing Saw]]
%%* DissonantSerenity
%%* BitchInSheepsClothing
* CoolBigSis / TheWatcher: An odd combination of both. When it reveals that she's EvilAllAlong, Rock pulls a RageAgainstTheMentor.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Apparently, when she was alive, she was a firefly who did not glow like the others.
* ILied: She promised Dead that she could return to her marriage after eating enough souls, and tells her the truth in her final battle.
%%* NietzscheWannabe
* PsychoPrototype: The first Black Shooter
[[/folder]]

!! Others

[[folder:Jack]]
!!Jack Olie

A mass murderer who feeds on souls who have drifted to Hazama.
----
* GroundhogDayLoop: Even after he was executed in life, after he dies, he creates a loop to continue killing his victims over and over again.
%%* MonsterOfTheWeek
%%* NightmareFetishist
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Let]]
!!Let

A boy who encounters Rock.
----
* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Io. When he was alive, he died protecting her.
%%* DeadAllAlong
%%* GoOutWithASmile
%%* NiceGuy
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Io]]
!!Io

Let's little sister.
----
* ACupAngst: So much, that Let convinces her to eat the carrots or she would be flat-chested forever.
%%* AnnoyingYoungerSibling
* DeadAllAlong: Unlike Let, she always knew they were dead, but did not care and continued to smile for Let (and later Rock)'s sake.
%%* GenkiGirl
%%* GoOutWithASmile
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Hanako]]
!!Hanako Nakamura

A student who lives in a big empty school in Hazama. The school is made entirely of trapped souls.
----
%%* AlasPoorVillain
* AttackItsWeakPoint: Her headphones
%%* BitchInSheepsClothing
%%* CuteBookworm
%%* DeadAllAlong
* DontYouDarePityMe: Her last words.
* DrivenToSuicide: ''Almost''. She was killed first by a bus crash.
* FreudianExcuse: She was bullied by the other students, and when she died no-one remembered her.
%%* GoOutWithASmile
* HeadphonesEqualIsolation: Invoked, as she wore her headphones to block of the voices of her bullies and only her voice she could hear.
%%* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice
%%* MonsterOfTheWeek
* TraumaticHaircut: She used to have her hair in twin braids. The bullies who tormented her cut her hair with a razor, giving it the dishevelled appearance it has now.
%%* ScrewySquirrel
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Acta]]
!!Acta

Another Black Shooter.
----
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Dies at the end of the chapter she's introduced.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Nico]]
!!Nico

Acta's partner.
----
* BitchInSheepsClothing: He seems nice, but once Acta dies, he laughs at Rock tending to her and says that Black Shooters are just tools.
* DropTheHammer: Can turn into a rather large hammer.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cecil]]
!!Cecil

A young girl who is frequently abused by her old mother. She and her mother are caught in a loop created by her, because she wants her mother to become kind again like in the old times before her father died.
----
* AbusiveParents: Her old mother. It was not out of evil. She was just very stressed.
%%* AlasPoorVillain
* CooldownHug: To her mother, before both reconcile and fade away.
%%* DeadAllAlong
* GenkiGirl: She even teaches Rock to smile more.
%%* NiceGirl
%%* ThePollyanna
%%* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter
* MonsterOfTheWeek: At first Rock and Ron believe her mother is this. They are wrong, Cecil is the target.
* SnowMeansDeath: She was beaten to death by her mother in their snowy village.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kaede]]
!!Kaede

A girl who has a crush on Dead. When she was alive, she had a crush on her best friend Sakurako (who vaguely resembles Dead) and confessed to her, only to be horribly turned down.
----
%%* AlasPoorVillain
* ApologeticAttacker: To Rock.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: She invokes this.
%%* DeadAllAlong
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: When talking about love, suggestive mushrooms grow around her feet. Then you find out that she has serious gender issues and wants to become a guy....
* KissOfDeath: Dead gives her one before eating her soul.
%%* MonsterOfTheWeek
* PsychoLesbian: The psycho part is debatable.
[[/folder]]

%%!Related Characters

%%!!Others

%%[[folder:Black★Devil Girl]]
%%!!Black★Devil Girl
%%[[folder:Maid Gunner]]
%%!!Maid Gunner



%%* GreenEyes
%%* HornedHumanoid
%%* KatanasAreJustBetter
%%* {{Meganekko}}
%%* PeekABangs
%%* {{Stripperiffic}}: She's dressed a lot like Black★Rock Shooter, only her jacket is short and closed.
%%* TearTropes: Seems to be crying green tears.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki

to:

%%* GreenEyes
{{BFG}}
%%* HornedHumanoid
{{Meido}}
%%* KatanasAreJustBetter
TechnicolorEyes: Pink.
%%* {{Meganekko}}
%%* PeekABangs
%%* {{Stripperiffic}}: She's dressed a lot like Black★Rock Shooter, only her jacket is short and closed.
%%* TearTropes: Seems to be crying green tears.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki
YouGottaHaveBlueHair: In ''Petite Rock Shooter''



%%[[folder:Black★Matagi]]
%%!!Black★Matagi

to:

%%[[folder:Black★Matagi]]
%%!!Black★Matagi
%%[[folder:Ninja Zero Two]]
%%!!Ninja Zero Two



%%* {{BFS}}: Combined with {{BFG}} to create a [[SwissArmyWeapon gunblade]].
%%* EyepatchOfPower
%%* {{Joshikousei}}



%%* SmallGirlBigGun

to:

%%* SmallGirlBigGunSexyBacklessOutfit
%%* WolverineClaws



%%[[folder:Black★Rock Shooter BEAST]]
%%!!Black★Rock Shooter BEAST

to:

%%[[folder:Black★Rock Shooter BEAST]]
%%!!Black★Rock Shooter BEAST
%%[[folder:Underworld Vulcan / Maid Vulcan]]
%%!!Underworld Vulcan / Maid Vulcan



%%* {{BFS}}
%%* CoolCrown: Made of flames coming from her EYE.
%%* RevolversAreJustBetter

to:

%%* {{BFS}}
BayonetYa
%%* CoolCrown: Made of flames coming from her EYE.
CurtainsMatchTheWindow
%%* RevolversAreJustBetterGatlingGood
%%* {{Meido}}
%%* MoreDakka



%%[[folder:Death Scythe]]
%%!!Death Scythe

to:

%%[[folder:Death Scythe]]
%%!!Death Scythe
%%[[folder:Bone Sprout]]
%%!!Bone Sprout



%%* BadassLongcoat
%%* GrayEyes
%%* SinisterScythe

to:

%%* BadassLongcoat
BodyHorror: Why does she have four arms, three of which are her right?
%%* GrayEyes
DemBones
%%* SinisterScytheMultiArmedAndDangerous: Three skeletal arms where her right should be.
%%* OddNameOut: In terms of writing, her name is rendered in kanji rather than katakana.
%%* SailorFuku
%%* TechnicolorEyes: Pink.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki




%%[[folder:Demon Cannon User]]
%%!!Demon Cannon User

%%Description
%%----
%%* {{BFG}}
%%* CatGirl
%%* GreenEyes
%%* {{Meganekko}}
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Dragon Slayer]]
%%!!Dragon Slayer

%%Description
%%----
%%* ActionGirl
%%* Literature/ArsGoetia: The book she has is the Lemegeton; the horned girls are MoeAnthropomorphism of the 72 demons. She plans on killing/dominating all of them.
%%* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Art surprisingly shows presiding over a throne, surrounded by knights.
%%* {{BFS}}
%%* BondageIsBad: Art also surprisingly shows her keeping three demonic horned girls; the first three of 72 demons of the Literature/ArsGoetia. Whatever reason she has them, she's certainly finding uses for those chains keeping them in place.
%%* CoolCrown
%%* ZettaiRyouiki
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Geshumaru]]
%%!!Geshumaru

%%Description
%%----
%%* {{BFS}}: The robot carries a pair.
%%* HumongousMecha: Not all that humongous, but huge enough in comparison when it's holding her.
%%* KatanasAreJustBetter
%%* PuppetMaster
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Great Black Sword / Underworld Icicle]]
%%!!Great Black Sword / Underworld Icicle

%%Description
%%----
%%* DualWield
%%* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: She's called "Great Black Sword" because she carries [[{{BFS}} a great]] [[BlackSwordsAreBetter black sword.]]
%%* KatanasAreJustBetter: Her other weapon.
%%* RedEyesTakeWarning
[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Maid Gunner]]
%%!!Maid Gunner

%%Description
%%----
%%* {{BFG}}
%%* {{Meido}}
%%* TechnicolorEyes: Pink.
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: In ''Petite Rock Shooter''
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Ninja Zero Two]]
%%!!Ninja Zero Two

%%Description
%%----
%%* PurpleEyes
%%* SexyBacklessOutfit
%%* WolverineClaws
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Underworld Vulcan / Maid Vulcan]]
%%!!Underworld Vulcan / Maid Vulcan

%%Description
%%----
%%* BayonetYa
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
%%* GatlingGood
%%* {{Meido}}
%%* MoreDakka
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Bone Sprout]]
%%!!Bone Sprout

%%Description
%%----
%%* BodyHorror: Why does she have four arms, three of which are her right?
%%* DemBones
%%* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Three skeletal arms where her right should be.
%%* OddNameOut: In terms of writing, her name is rendered in kanji rather than katakana.
%%* SailorFuku
%%* TechnicolorEyes: Pink.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki
%%[[/folder]]



!Characters of ''Black★Rock Shooter: The Game''

!!Main Characters

[[folder:"B★RS"]]

to:

\n!Characters of ''Black★Rock Shooter: The Game''

!!Main Characters

[[folder:"B★RS"]]
Innocent Soul''

!! Protagonists

[[folder:Rock]]



!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MaayaSakamoto.

A mysterious SuperSoldier who was awakened by the last surviving humans as their final trump card against the alien invasion. She awakens as a blank slate, being extremely naive and lacking direction. As time passes, she recovers her lost memories and discovers her motivation to fight. Her true name is "Stella", a clone of the alien being called "Sing Love". She was deliberately designed to be an imperfect clone, ironically giving her the ability to retain her memories and making her the grand culmination of White★Rock Shooter's plot.

to:

!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MaayaSakamoto.


A mysterious SuperSoldier girl who was awakened by the last surviving humans as their final trump card against the alien invasion. She awakens as a blank slate, being extremely naive and lacking direction. As time passes, she recovers her lost memories and discovers her motivation to fight. Her true name is "Stella", a clone of the alien being called "Sing Love". She was deliberately designed to be an imperfect clone, ironically giving her the ability to retain her memories and making her the grand culmination of White★Rock Shooter's plot.watches over Hazama.



* ArtificialHuman: Stella is a clone of the alien named Sing Love, or White★Rock Shooter's previous persona.
* CoolBike: It even has swords attached to it!
%%* EmotionlessGirl
* {{Expy}}: In her flashbacks, her younger self looks exactly like a younger version of Kuroi Mato.
%%* KatanasAreJustBetter
* LastOfTheirKind: She lives in a world after almost everyone else is dead.

to:

* ArtificialHuman: Stella is a clone of ACupAngst: When Let tells Io that eating carrots will make her bustier, Rock swallows an entire piece. And she strangles Ron for calling her flat-chested during their "ventriloquist act".
* BerserkButton: Flips out when she hears
the alien named Sing Love, or White★Rock Shooter's word "Disappear". The reason? Some bullies burnt her shoulder and leg with cigarettes while chanted the word in her DarkAndTroubledPast, only starting to appear as flashes of memories after being in contact with a corrupted soul who died in fire. Before that, she has no reason other than instinct why she hates the word.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: With Ron.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Eventually.
* EmotionlessGirl: Has difficulty recognizing what "fun" is, and utterly confused why she has tears leaking from her eyes after seeing her
previous persona.
life. She's not quite content with this, however.
* CoolBike: It even has swords attached to it!
%%* EmotionlessGirl
GenderBlenderName: Here, B★RS is called "Rock". She is also the legendary "Black Star".
* {{Expy}}: In GoodIsNotNice: She knows what her flashbacks, mission is, and she offers no consolation to Reto, who just realized that he's a dead guy all along. She becomes nice through CharacterDevelopment, to the point that she consoles a fading Dead by acting as her younger fiance
* IllGirl: Her dying
self looks exactly like a younger version of Kuroi Mato.
%%* KatanasAreJustBetter
* LastOfTheirKind: She lives in a world
after almost everyone else being pushed by her bullies.
* NotSoAboveItAll: When Kaede's surroundings take the form of a shopping mall, Rock immediately starts [[ShoppingMontage putting together an ensemble]] for the planned LoveConfession to Dead.
* RageAgainstTheMentor / BrokenPedestal: To Ram after being forced to kill Dead.
* {{Shinigami}}: Her role
is dead.fairly close to one, in that she makes sure souls aren't trapped in Hazama.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She's easily the most emotive B★RS, though she has an air of stoicism to her.
%%* WhatIsThisFeeling
* WhenSheSmiles: Though she's a lot more emotive than most other incarnations.
* YouAreNumberSix: It's revealed that she isn't the only Black Shooter. To be exact, she's number 01451.



[[folder:Nana]]
!!Nana Grey/Gray (RPG)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MiyukiSawashiro.

A lonely girl who acts as B★RS' counterpart and main ally in the latter half of the game. She is a "Grey", a mass-production clone of "Sing Love" designed to fight the alien invasion. Like all Greys, her memories degenerate over time, which causes her a great deal of distress.

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[[folder:Nana]]
!!Nana Grey/Gray (RPG)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MiyukiSawashiro.

[[folder:Ron]]
!!Ron

A lonely girl who acts sort of snake-like being, he forms a sort of partnership as B★RS' counterpart and main ally in the latter half a sort of the game. She is a "Grey", a mass-production clone physical manifestation of "Sing Love" designed to fight the alien invasion. Like all Greys, her memories degenerate over time, which causes her a great deal of distress.Rock's powers.



* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Her relationship to Black★Rock Shooter.
%%* {{BFS}}
%%* CloningBlues
* TheMole: She struck a deal with the aliens to deliver B★RS to them in exchange for her freedom.

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* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Her relationship to Black★Rock Shooter.
ACupAngst: Not him, but he loves teasing Rock for being flat-chested.
* {{Bishounen}}: In Rock's pseudo-Stagnant Soul's barrier, He's this. He says that the form is Rock's idealized vision of him.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: With Rock.
%%* {{BFS}}
%%* CloningBlues
DeadpanSnarker
* TheMole: She struck EmpathicWeapon: He turns into both Rock★Cannon and Black Blade, but only one form at a deal with the aliens time.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Rock. Even though he has a chance
to deliver B★RS to them in exchange for change his partner, he keeps on following her freedom.even up to her Hazama-destroying RageAgainstTheMentor quest.



!!Apostles

The Apostles are the leaders of the alien invasion on Earth, with each one being classified as "Class A" aliens. There were once fifteen of them, but by the events of ''The Game'' only seven remain. They are [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil ranked in ascending order of power]] (with "first" being the weakest).

[[folder:Mii]]
!!MEFE (Mii)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MaiNakahara

Ranked first. A vain and capricious girl, she is obsessed with the ideal of beauty.

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!!Apostles

The Apostles are
[[folder:Dead]]
!!Dead Master

A mysterious, ominous person who approaches Rock at
the leaders end of the alien invasion on Earth, with each one being classified as "Class A" aliens. There were once fifteen of them, but by the events of ''The Game'' only seven remain. They are [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil ranked in ascending order of power]] (with "first" being the weakest).

[[folder:Mii]]
!!MEFE (Mii)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MaiNakahara

Ranked first. A vain and capricious girl, she is obsessed with the ideal of beauty.
first chapter.



* AnAxeToGrind: Her apparent weapon of choice.
* BloodLust: Apparently, she likes drinking people's blood.
* GratuitousSpanish: Uses it constantly.
* HotWitch: She certainly gives off this vibe, with her NiceHat and seductive undertones.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Purple. [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow With matching eyes]].

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* AnAxeToGrind: BiTheWay: She has more than a few LesYay moments with Rock, but she has a husband.
* CuteAndPsycho: Dead Master is pretty much adorable. But she eats souls.
* DespairEventHorizon: After Chapter 10's WhamLine
* ExtremeOmnivore:
Her apparent weapon of choice.
* BloodLust: Apparently,
soul-devouring tendencies aside, she likes drinking people's blood.
* GratuitousSpanish: Uses it constantly.
* HotWitch: She certainly gives off
also ate her teddy bear in her sleep and proceed to eat Rock's hair next. And people are asking why Rock's pig-tails are in an uneven length... After dying, Rock takes up this vibe, trait and eats Dead's soul to keep her memory from being burnt off.
%%* FriendlyEnemy
* HappilyMarried: Her motivation for eating souls is to be strong enough to be revived and reunited
with her NiceHat and seductive undertones.
husband. Turns out, she's been lied to.
%%* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Purple. [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow With matching eyes]].LesYay: Pretty much explicitly in love/lust with Rock. She invoked it as she needs Rock's soul to be devoured, she tries to provoke some reaction.
* LetThemDieHappy: Rock lets Dead seeing her as her husband, spending her last seconds in embrace of her beloved.
%%* LoveMakesYouEvil
* UnwittingPawn: To Ram.
* YouAreNumberSix: Black Shooter number 012370
* YourSoulIsMine: And she literally eats them.



[[folder:Mazuma]]
!!MZMA (Mazuma)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TomokazuSugita.

Ranked second. A showman who loves the art of cinema, crafting elaborate stories with himself as the main character.

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[[folder:Mazuma]]
!!MZMA (Mazuma)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TomokazuSugita.

Ranked second.
[[folder:Ram]]
!!Ram

A showman who loves the art of cinema, crafting elaborate stories girl that seems to be very interested with himself as the main Rock's development of character.



* {{BFS}}: A huge BoomStick that serves him well in close combat.
* EvilRedhead: [[RunningGag With]] [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow matching eyes]].
* PlayingWithFire: His boss fight features liberal use of flame.

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* {{BFS}}: A huge BoomStick BigDamnHero: Her usual entrances.
%%* [[{{BFS}} Big F***ing Saw]]
%%* DissonantSerenity
%%* BitchInSheepsClothing
* CoolBigSis / TheWatcher: An odd combination of both. When it reveals
that serves him well she's EvilAllAlong, Rock pulls a RageAgainstTheMentor.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Apparently, when she was alive, she was a firefly who did not glow like the others.
* ILied: She promised Dead that she could return to her marriage after eating enough souls, and tells her the truth
in close combat.
her final battle.
%%* NietzscheWannabe
* EvilRedhead: [[RunningGag With]] [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow matching eyes]].
* PlayingWithFire: His boss fight features liberal use of flame.
PsychoPrototype: The first Black Shooter



[[folder:Shizu]]
!!SZZU (Shizu)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YokoHikasa

Ranked third. A calm and methodical woman whose advanced grasp of human emotions gives her greater empathy than the other Apostles. She is the only one capable of understanding the words spoken by her twin, CKRY.

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[[folder:Shizu]]
!!SZZU (Shizu)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YokoHikasa

Ranked third.
!! Others

[[folder:Jack]]
!!Jack Olie

A calm and methodical woman whose advanced grasp of human emotions gives her greater empathy than the other Apostles. She is the only one capable of understanding the words spoken by her twin, CKRY.mass murderer who feeds on souls who have drifted to Hazama.



* AffablyEvil: She's got the same objective as every other boss, but because humans don't use the "neblading" that the aliens do, she gives B★RS the time to comfort the dying members of the PSS.
* EnemyMine: She tries to propose this to B★RS as she feels there could be a better way of getting information. Unfortunately, one of XNFE's drones attack.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: She shows a more thoughtful side than the rest of the Apostles.
* TranslatorBuddy: SZZU is the only one who can understand CKRY's grunts.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Orange. [[RunningGag Noticing a trend]] about [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow the matching eyes?]]

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* AffablyEvil: She's got the same objective as every other boss, but because humans don't use the "neblading" that the aliens do, she gives B★RS the time GroundhogDayLoop: Even after he was executed in life, after he dies, he creates a loop to comfort the dying members of the PSS.
* EnemyMine: She tries to propose this to B★RS as she feels there could be a better way of getting information. Unfortunately, one of XNFE's drones attack.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: She shows a more thoughtful side than the rest of the Apostles.
* TranslatorBuddy: SZZU is the only one who can understand CKRY's grunts.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Orange. [[RunningGag Noticing a trend]] about [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow the matching eyes?]]
continue killing his victims over and over again.
%%* MonsterOfTheWeek
%%* NightmareFetishist



[[folder:Karli]]
!!CKRY (Karli)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Yoshimitsu Shimoyama

Ranked fourth. A muscular berserker. His obsession with "neblading" animals has transformed him into an sub-human brute who communicates in growls.

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[[folder:Karli]]
!!CKRY (Karli)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Yoshimitsu Shimoyama

Ranked fourth.
[[folder:Let]]
!!Let

A muscular berserker. His obsession with "neblading" animals has transformed him into an sub-human brute boy who communicates in growls.encounters Rock.



* TheBerserker: Seems to be this.
* TheBigGuy: Towers over Stella, while most of the other Apostles being OneHeadTaller at most.
* ImAHumanitarian: Well, [[Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible he's not human and neither are his meals]], but the aftermath of MZMA's fight seems to imply CKRY '''ate''' him.
* TheUnintelligible: CKRY only "speaks" in grunts and roars.

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* TheBerserker: Seems to be this.
* TheBigGuy: Towers over Stella, while most of the other Apostles being OneHeadTaller at most.
* ImAHumanitarian: Well, [[Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible he's not human and neither are his meals]], but the aftermath of MZMA's fight seems to imply CKRY '''ate''' him.
* TheUnintelligible: CKRY only "speaks" in grunts and roars.
BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Io. When he was alive, he died protecting her.
%%* DeadAllAlong
%%* GoOutWithASmile
%%* NiceGuy



[[folder:Nafe]]
!!XNFE (Nafe)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AsamiShimoda

Ranked fifth. A cute young girl who embodies the most selfish and dangerous desires of a child. Having gorged herself on mass-media, she has developed a love of game shows and reality television. Her ultimate ambition is to usurp White★Rock Shooter as the leader of the alien forces.

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[[folder:Nafe]]
!!XNFE (Nafe)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AsamiShimoda

Ranked fifth. A cute young girl who embodies the most selfish and dangerous desires of a child. Having gorged herself on mass-media, she has developed a love of game shows and reality television. Her ultimate ambition is to usurp White★Rock Shooter as the leader of the alien forces.
[[folder:Io]]
!!Io

Let's little sister.



* AnimalMotifs: Rabbits.
* AttackDrone: Has rabbit eared ones that have a few ways of attacking; she also rides on one of them.
* ChildrenAreCruel: Her character in a nutshell as she's quick to do mean things.
* PowerFist: A pair of giant mechanical hands.
* {{Stripperific}}: She doesn't even get the benefit of wearing a bra like B★RS does - she gets this weird cross thing.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Her ultimate fate after being spared by B★RS.

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* AnimalMotifs: Rabbits.
* AttackDrone: Has rabbit eared ones
ACupAngst: So much, that have a few ways of attacking; Let convinces her to eat the carrots or she also rides on one of them.
would be flat-chested forever.
%%* AnnoyingYoungerSibling
* ChildrenAreCruel: Her character in a nutshell as she's quick to do mean things.
* PowerFist: A pair of giant mechanical hands.
* {{Stripperific}}: She doesn't even get the benefit of wearing a bra like B★RS does -
DeadAllAlong: Unlike Let, she gets this weird cross thing.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Her ultimate fate after being spared by B★RS.
always knew they were dead, but did not care and continued to smile for Let (and later Rock)'s sake.
%%* GenkiGirl
%%* GoOutWithASmile



[[folder:Lilio]]
!!LLWO (Lilio)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HiroshiKamiya

Ranked sixth. A brash young man who loves to hone his skills in combat. He has unrequited feelings for MEFE which pain him greatly. He "neblades" MEFE after her defeat, absorbing her body and memories, possibly against her will.

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[[folder:Lilio]]
!!LLWO (Lilio)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HiroshiKamiya

Ranked sixth.
[[folder:Hanako]]
!!Hanako Nakamura

A brash young man student who loves to hone his skills lives in combat. He has unrequited feelings for MEFE which pain him greatly. He "neblades" MEFE after her defeat, absorbing her body and memories, possibly against her will.a big empty school in Hazama. The school is made entirely of trapped souls.



* AvengingTheVillain: Having nebladed MEFE, he goes after B★RS to kill her in retaliation.
* JackOfAllStats: Seems to do both close combat and long range.
* MulticoloredHair: Has a streak of black on white.

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%%* AlasPoorVillain
* AvengingTheVillain: Having nebladed MEFE, he goes after B★RS to kill AttackItsWeakPoint: Her headphones
%%* BitchInSheepsClothing
%%* CuteBookworm
%%* DeadAllAlong
* DontYouDarePityMe: Her last words.
* DrivenToSuicide: ''Almost''. She was killed first by a bus crash.
* FreudianExcuse: She was bullied by the other students, and when she died no-one remembered her.
%%* GoOutWithASmile
* HeadphonesEqualIsolation: Invoked, as she wore
her in retaliation.
* JackOfAllStats: Seems
headphones to do both close combat block of the voices of her bullies and long range.
only her voice she could hear.
%%* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice
%%* MonsterOfTheWeek
* MulticoloredHair: Has TraumaticHaircut: She used to have her hair in twin braids. The bullies who tormented her cut her hair with a streak of black on white.razor, giving it the dishevelled appearance it has now.
%%* ScrewySquirrel



[[folder:Zaha]]
!!SAHA (Zaha)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YosukeAkimoto

Ranked seventh. The leader of the Apostles, he resembles an old man and the master of a martial art the aliens call "Universal Karate". His role is to "train" any possible Whites to their maximum potential before handing them over to W★RS.

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[[folder:Zaha]]
!!SAHA (Zaha)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YosukeAkimoto

Ranked seventh. The leader of the Apostles, he resembles an old man and the master of a martial art the aliens call "Universal Karate". His role is to "train" any possible Whites to their maximum potential before handing them over to W★RS.
[[folder:Acta]]
!!Acta

Another Black Shooter.



* HumongousMecha: It's not clear if his machine is meant to be this or MiniMecha but it's definitely enough that he outsizes B★RS.
* OldMaster: A very old Apostle made strong by his mastery of "Universal Karate".

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* HumongousMecha: It's not clear if his machine is meant to be this or MiniMecha but it's definitely enough that he outsizes B★RS.
* OldMaster: A very old Apostle made strong by his mastery
WeHardlyKnewYe: Dies at the end of "Universal Karate". the chapter she's introduced.



!!Others
[[folder: White★Rock Shooter (RPG)]]
!!White★Rock Shooter (RPG)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MaayaSakamoto.

A mysterious young woman who appears as an "inverted" version of B★RS, trading black for white and blue eyes for red. She is an alien being who became known as "Sing Love" on Earth. She engineered "The Game" so that she could consume/assimilate a perfect clone of herself. To do this, she staged the alien invasion and then convinced the Earth forces to use her as the base for a clone army to fight against them. However, the resulting clone army lacked the ability to retain their memories over time, delaying her plan until "B★RS" (who ''could'' retain memories) appeared.
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* AscendedExtra: Before the RPG came out, White★Rock Shooter was just a "[[PaletteSwap negative]]" version of B★RS that appeared in artwork. In the RPG, she's the ''villain.''
* BigBad: Apparently.
* EvilCounterpart: As the General commanding the Earth-wrecking Apostles, contrasting Stella's initials servitude to the UEF.
* GoodWingsEvilWings: Mechanical white wings that look unpleasantly like scythes qualify for 'evil'.
* ItsAllAboutMe: This is her biggest trait, as the "Game" she's engineered only has her interests in mind while using everyone else. And her goal of consuming a perfect clone of herself is undeniably narcissistic.
* LightIsNotGood: A WomanInWhite responsible for [[KillEmAll wiping out humanity]].
* LukeIAmYourFather: She is really "Sing-Love", the person Stella and Nana are clones of.
* MirrorBoss: Surprisingly [[AvertedTrope averted]]; despite the PaletteSwap appearance and name, she fights too differently to qualify for this trope. That doesn't stop it from being [[InvokedTrope invoked]] in her dialogue preceding the fight and the pre-battle screen for her second phase, and her finisher has her crossing swords and trading gunfire with identical copies of Stella's blade and cannon.
-->''Like oposing mirrors... This is precisely the game I chose to play.''
* SequentialBoss: Unlike the Apostles having two-layer health bars, her battle is actually two separate fights, and she fights differently in each.
* SinisterScythe: A big white one. Her wings also have a scythe-like design at first.

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!!Others
[[folder: White★Rock Shooter (RPG)]]
!!White★Rock Shooter (RPG)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MaayaSakamoto.

A mysterious young woman who appears as an "inverted" version of B★RS, trading black for white
[[folder:Nico]]
!!Nico

Acta's partner.
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: He seems nice, but once Acta dies, he laughs at Rock tending to her
and blue eyes for red. She is an alien being who became known as "Sing Love" on Earth. She engineered "The Game" so says that she could consume/assimilate a perfect clone of herself. To do this, she staged the alien invasion and then convinced the Earth forces to use her as the base for a clone army to fight against them. However, the resulting clone army lacked the ability to retain their memories over time, delaying her plan until "B★RS" (who ''could'' retain memories) appeared.
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* AscendedExtra: Before the RPG came out, White★Rock Shooter was
Black Shooters are just tools.
* DropTheHammer: Can turn into
a "[[PaletteSwap negative]]" version of B★RS that appeared in artwork. In the RPG, she's the ''villain.''
* BigBad: Apparently.
* EvilCounterpart: As the General commanding the Earth-wrecking Apostles, contrasting Stella's initials servitude to the UEF.
* GoodWingsEvilWings: Mechanical white wings that look unpleasantly like scythes qualify for 'evil'.
* ItsAllAboutMe: This is her biggest trait, as the "Game" she's engineered only has her interests in mind while using everyone else. And her goal of consuming a perfect clone of herself is undeniably narcissistic.
* LightIsNotGood: A WomanInWhite responsible for [[KillEmAll wiping out humanity]].
* LukeIAmYourFather: She is really "Sing-Love", the person Stella and Nana are clones of.
* MirrorBoss: Surprisingly [[AvertedTrope averted]]; despite the PaletteSwap appearance and name, she fights too differently to qualify for this trope. That doesn't stop it from being [[InvokedTrope invoked]] in her dialogue preceding the fight and the pre-battle screen for her second phase, and her finisher has her crossing swords and trading gunfire with identical copies of Stella's blade and cannon.
-->''Like oposing mirrors... This is precisely the game I chose to play.''
* SequentialBoss: Unlike the Apostles having two-layer health bars, her battle is actually two separate fights, and she fights differently in each.
* SinisterScythe: A big white one. Her wings also have a scythe-like design at first.
rather large hammer.



!Characters of ''Black★Rock Shooter: Innocent Soul''

!! Protagonists

[[folder:Rock]]
!!Black★Rock Shooter

A girl who watches over Hazama.

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!Characters of ''Black★Rock Shooter: Innocent Soul''

!! Protagonists

[[folder:Rock]]
!!Black★Rock Shooter

[[folder:Cecil]]
!!Cecil

A young girl who watches over Hazama.is frequently abused by her old mother. She and her mother are caught in a loop created by her, because she wants her mother to become kind again like in the old times before her father died.



* ACupAngst: When Let tells Io that eating carrots will make her bustier, Rock swallows an entire piece. And she strangles Ron for calling her flat-chested during their "ventriloquist act".
* BerserkButton: Flips out when she hears the word "Disappear". The reason? Some bullies burnt her shoulder and leg with cigarettes while chanted the word in her DarkAndTroubledPast, only starting to appear as flashes of memories after being in contact with a corrupted soul who died in fire. Before that, she has no reason other than instinct why she hates the word.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: With Ron.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Eventually.
* EmotionlessGirl: Has difficulty recognizing what "fun" is, and utterly confused why she has tears leaking from her eyes after seeing her previous life. She's not quite content with this, however.
* GenderBlenderName: Here, B★RS is called "Rock". She is also the legendary "Black Star".
* GoodIsNotNice: She knows what her mission is, and she offers no consolation to Reto, who just realized that he's a dead guy all along. She becomes nice through CharacterDevelopment, to the point that she consoles a fading Dead by acting as her fiance
* IllGirl: Her dying self after being pushed by her bullies.
* NotSoAboveItAll: When Kaede's surroundings take the form of a shopping mall, Rock immediately starts [[ShoppingMontage putting together an ensemble]] for the planned LoveConfession to Dead.
* RageAgainstTheMentor / BrokenPedestal: To Ram after being forced to kill Dead.
* {{Shinigami}}: Her role is fairly close to one, in that she makes sure souls aren't trapped in Hazama.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She's easily the most emotive B★RS, though she has an air of stoicism to her.
%%* WhatIsThisFeeling
* WhenSheSmiles: Though she's a lot more emotive than most other incarnations.
* YouAreNumberSix: It's revealed that she isn't the only Black Shooter. To be exact, she's number 01451.

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* ACupAngst: When Let tells Io that eating carrots will make AbusiveParents: Her old mother. It was not out of evil. She was just very stressed.
%%* AlasPoorVillain
* CooldownHug: To
her bustier, mother, before both reconcile and fade away.
%%* DeadAllAlong
* GenkiGirl: She even teaches
Rock swallows an entire piece. And she strangles to smile more.
%%* NiceGirl
%%* ThePollyanna
%%* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter
* MonsterOfTheWeek: At first Rock and
Ron for calling believe her flat-chested during their "ventriloquist act".
* BerserkButton: Flips out when she hears
mother is this. They are wrong, Cecil is the word "Disappear". The reason? Some bullies burnt her shoulder and leg with cigarettes while chanted the word in her DarkAndTroubledPast, only starting to appear as flashes of memories after being in contact with a corrupted soul who died in fire. Before that, she has no reason other than instinct why she hates the word.
target.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: With Ron.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Eventually.
* EmotionlessGirl: Has difficulty recognizing what "fun" is, and utterly confused why she has tears leaking from her eyes after seeing her previous life. She's not quite content with this, however.
* GenderBlenderName: Here, B★RS is called "Rock".
SnowMeansDeath: She is also the legendary "Black Star".
* GoodIsNotNice: She knows what her mission is, and she offers no consolation
was beaten to Reto, who just realized that he's a dead guy all along. She becomes nice through CharacterDevelopment, to the point that she consoles a fading Dead by acting as her fiance
* IllGirl: Her dying self after being pushed
death by her bullies.
* NotSoAboveItAll: When Kaede's surroundings take the form of a shopping mall, Rock immediately starts [[ShoppingMontage putting together an ensemble]] for the planned LoveConfession to Dead.
* RageAgainstTheMentor / BrokenPedestal: To Ram after being forced to kill Dead.
* {{Shinigami}}: Her role is fairly close to one,
mother in that she makes sure souls aren't trapped in Hazama.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She's easily the most emotive B★RS, though she has an air of stoicism to her.
%%* WhatIsThisFeeling
* WhenSheSmiles: Though she's a lot more emotive than most other incarnations.
* YouAreNumberSix: It's revealed that she isn't the only Black Shooter. To be exact, she's number 01451.
their snowy village.



[[folder:Ron]]
!!Ron

A sort of snake-like being, he forms a sort of partnership as a sort of physical manifestation of Rock's powers.

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[[folder:Ron]]
!!Ron

[[folder:Kaede]]
!!Kaede

A sort of snake-like being, he forms girl who has a sort of partnership as crush on Dead. When she was alive, she had a sort of physical manifestation of Rock's powers.crush on her best friend Sakurako (who vaguely resembles Dead) and confessed to her, only to be horribly turned down.



* ACupAngst: Not him, but he loves teasing Rock for being flat-chested.
* {{Bishounen}}: In Rock's pseudo-Stagnant Soul's barrier, He's this. He says that the form is Rock's idealized vision of him.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: With Rock.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* EmpathicWeapon: He turns into both Rock★Cannon and Black Blade, but only one form at a time.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Rock. Even though he has a chance to change his partner, he keeps on following her even up to her Hazama-destroying RageAgainstTheMentor quest.

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%%* AlasPoorVillain
* ACupAngst: Not him, but he loves teasing Rock for being flat-chested.
* {{Bishounen}}: In Rock's pseudo-Stagnant Soul's barrier, He's this. He says that the form is Rock's idealized vision of him.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: With
ApologeticAttacker: To Rock.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: She invokes this.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
DeadAllAlong
* EmpathicWeapon: He turns into both Rock★Cannon DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: When talking about love, suggestive mushrooms grow around her feet. Then you find out that she has serious gender issues and Black Blade, but only wants to become a guy....
* KissOfDeath: Dead gives her
one form at a time.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Rock. Even though he has a chance to change his partner, he keeps on following
before eating her even up to her Hazama-destroying RageAgainstTheMentor quest.soul.
%%* MonsterOfTheWeek
* PsychoLesbian: The psycho part is debatable.



[[folder:Dead]]
!!Dead Master

A mysterious, ominous person who approaches Rock at the end of the first chapter.
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* BiTheWay: She has more than a few LesYay moments with Rock, but she has a husband.
* CuteAndPsycho: Dead Master is pretty much adorable. But she eats souls.
* DespairEventHorizon: After Chapter 10's WhamLine
* ExtremeOmnivore: Her soul-devouring tendencies aside, she also ate her teddy bear in her sleep and proceed to eat Rock's hair next. And people are asking why Rock's pig-tails are in an uneven length... After dying, Rock takes up this trait and eats Dead's soul to keep her memory from being burnt off.
%%* FriendlyEnemy
* HappilyMarried: Her motivation for eating souls is to be strong enough to be revived and reunited with her husband. Turns out, she's been lied to.
%%* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice
* LesYay: Pretty much explicitly in love/lust with Rock. She invoked it as she needs Rock's soul to be devoured, she tries to provoke some reaction.
* LetThemDieHappy: Rock lets Dead seeing her as her husband, spending her last seconds in embrace of her beloved.
%%* LoveMakesYouEvil
* UnwittingPawn: To Ram.
* YouAreNumberSix: Black Shooter number 012370
* YourSoulIsMine: And she literally eats them.

to:

[[folder:Dead]]
!!Dead Master

A mysterious, ominous person who approaches Rock at
%%!Related Characters

%%!!Others

%%[[folder:Black★Devil Girl]]
%%!!Black★Devil Girl

%%Description
%%----
%%* GreenEyes
%%* HornedHumanoid
%%* KatanasAreJustBetter
%%* {{Meganekko}}
%%* PeekABangs
%%* {{Stripperiffic}}: She's dressed a lot like Black★Rock Shooter, only her jacket is short and closed.
%%* TearTropes: Seems to be crying green tears.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Black★Matagi]]
%%!!Black★Matagi

%%Description
%%----
%%* {{BFS}}: Combined with {{BFG}} to create a [[SwissArmyWeapon gunblade]].
%%* EyepatchOfPower
%%* {{Joshikousei}}
%%* PurpleEyes
%%* SmallGirlBigGun
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Black★Rock Shooter BEAST]]
%%!!Black★Rock Shooter BEAST

%%Description
%%----
%%* {{BFS}}
%%* CoolCrown: Made of flames coming from her EYE.
%%* RevolversAreJustBetter
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Death Scythe]]
%%!!Death Scythe

%%Description
%%----
%%* BadassLongcoat
%%* GrayEyes
%%* SinisterScythe
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Demon Cannon User]]
%%!!Demon Cannon User

%%Description
%%----
%%* {{BFG}}
%%* CatGirl
%%* GreenEyes
%%* {{Meganekko}}
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Dragon Slayer]]
%%!!Dragon Slayer

%%Description
%%----
%%* ActionGirl
%%* Literature/ArsGoetia: The book she has is
the end Lemegeton; the horned girls are MoeAnthropomorphism of the 72 demons. She plans on killing/dominating all of them.
%%* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Art surprisingly shows presiding over a throne, surrounded by knights.
%%* {{BFS}}
%%* BondageIsBad: Art also surprisingly shows her keeping three demonic horned girls;
the first chapter.
----
* BiTheWay: She has more than a few LesYay moments with Rock, but
three of 72 demons of the Literature/ArsGoetia. Whatever reason she has a husband.
* CuteAndPsycho: Dead Master is pretty much adorable. But she eats souls.
* DespairEventHorizon: After Chapter 10's WhamLine
* ExtremeOmnivore: Her soul-devouring tendencies aside, she also ate her teddy bear in her sleep and proceed to eat Rock's hair next. And people are asking why Rock's pig-tails are in an uneven length... After dying, Rock takes up this trait and eats Dead's soul to keep her memory from being burnt off.
%%* FriendlyEnemy
* HappilyMarried: Her motivation for eating souls is to be strong enough to be revived and reunited with her husband. Turns out,
them, she's been lied to.
certainly finding uses for those chains keeping them in place.
%%* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice
* LesYay: Pretty much explicitly in love/lust with Rock. She invoked it as she needs Rock's soul to be devoured, she tries to provoke some reaction.
* LetThemDieHappy: Rock lets Dead seeing her as her husband, spending her last seconds in embrace of her beloved.
CoolCrown
%%* LoveMakesYouEvil
* UnwittingPawn: To Ram.
* YouAreNumberSix:
ZettaiRyouiki
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Geshumaru]]
%%!!Geshumaru

%%Description
%%----
%%* {{BFS}}: The robot carries a pair.
%%* HumongousMecha: Not all that humongous, but huge enough in comparison when it's holding her.
%%* KatanasAreJustBetter
%%* PuppetMaster
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Great
Black Shooter number 012370
* YourSoulIsMine: And
Sword / Underworld Icicle]]
%%!!Great Black Sword / Underworld Icicle

%%Description
%%----
%%* DualWield
%%* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: She's called "Great Black Sword" because
she literally eats them.carries [[{{BFS}} a great]] [[BlackSwordsAreBetter black sword.]]
%%* KatanasAreJustBetter: Her other weapon.
%%* RedEyesTakeWarning



[[folder:Ram]]
!!Ram

A girl that seems to be very interested with Rock's development of character.
----
* BigDamnHero: Her usual entrances.
%%* [[{{BFS}} Big F***ing Saw]]
%%* DissonantSerenity
%%* BitchInSheepsClothing
* CoolBigSis / TheWatcher: An odd combination of both. When it reveals that she's EvilAllAlong, Rock pulls a RageAgainstTheMentor.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Apparently, when she was alive, she was a firefly who did not glow like the others.
* ILied: She promised Dead that she could return to her marriage after eating enough souls, and tells her the truth in her final battle.
%%* NietzscheWannabe
* PsychoPrototype: The first Black Shooter
[[/folder]]

!! Others

[[folder:Jack]]
!!Jack Olie

A mass murderer who feeds on souls who have drifted to Hazama.
----
* GroundhogDayLoop: Even after he was executed in life, after he dies, he creates a loop to continue killing his victims over and over again.
%%* MonsterOfTheWeek
%%* NightmareFetishist
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Let]]
!!Let

A boy who encounters Rock.
----
* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Io. When he was alive, he died protecting her.
%%* DeadAllAlong
%%* GoOutWithASmile
%%* NiceGuy
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Io]]
!!Io

Let's little sister.
----
* ACupAngst: So much, that Let convinces her to eat the carrots or she would be flat-chested forever.
%%* AnnoyingYoungerSibling
* DeadAllAlong: Unlike Let, she always knew they were dead, but did not care and continued to smile for Let (and later Rock)'s sake.
%%* GenkiGirl
%%* GoOutWithASmile
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Hanako]]
!!Hanako Nakamura

A student who lives in a big empty school in Hazama. The school is made entirely of trapped souls.
----
%%* AlasPoorVillain
* AttackItsWeakPoint: Her headphones
%%* BitchInSheepsClothing
%%* CuteBookworm
%%* DeadAllAlong
* DontYouDarePityMe: Her last words.
* DrivenToSuicide: ''Almost''. She was killed first by a bus crash.
* FreudianExcuse: She was bullied by the other students, and when she died no-one remembered her.
%%* GoOutWithASmile
* HeadphonesEqualIsolation: Invoked, as she wore her headphones to block of the voices of her bullies and only her voice she could hear.
%%* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice
%%* MonsterOfTheWeek
* TraumaticHaircut: She used to have her hair in twin braids. The bullies who tormented her cut her hair with a razor, giving it the dishevelled appearance it has now.
%%* ScrewySquirrel
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Acta]]
!!Acta

Another Black Shooter.
----
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Dies at the end of the chapter she's introduced.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Nico]]
!!Nico

Acta's partner.
----
* BitchInSheepsClothing: He seems nice, but once Acta dies, he laughs at Rock tending to her and says that Black Shooters are just tools.
* DropTheHammer: Can turn into a rather large hammer.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cecil]]
!!Cecil

A young girl who is frequently abused by her old mother. She and her mother are caught in a loop created by her, because she wants her mother to become kind again like in the old times before her father died.
----
* AbusiveParents: Her old mother. It was not out of evil. She was just very stressed.
%%* AlasPoorVillain
* CooldownHug: To her mother, before both reconcile and fade away.
%%* DeadAllAlong
* GenkiGirl: She even teaches Rock to smile more.
%%* NiceGirl
%%* ThePollyanna
%%* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter
* MonsterOfTheWeek: At first Rock and Ron believe her mother is this. They are wrong, Cecil is the target.
* SnowMeansDeath: She was beaten to death by her mother in their snowy village.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kaede]]
!!Kaede

A girl who has a crush on Dead. When she was alive, she had a crush on her best friend Sakurako (who vaguely resembles Dead) and confessed to her, only to be horribly turned down.
----
%%* AlasPoorVillain
* ApologeticAttacker: To Rock.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: She invokes this.
%%* DeadAllAlong
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: When talking about love, suggestive mushrooms grow around her feet. Then you find out that she has serious gender issues and wants to become a guy....
* KissOfDeath: Dead gives her one before eating her soul.
%%* MonsterOfTheWeek
* PsychoLesbian: The psycho part is debatable.
[[/folder]]

%%!Related Characters

%%!!Others

%%[[folder:Black★Devil Girl]]
%%!!Black★Devil Girl

to:

[[folder:Ram]]
!!Ram

A girl that seems to be very interested with Rock's development of character.
----
* BigDamnHero: Her usual entrances.
%%* [[{{BFS}} Big F***ing Saw]]
%%* DissonantSerenity
%%* BitchInSheepsClothing
* CoolBigSis / TheWatcher: An odd combination of both. When it reveals that she's EvilAllAlong, Rock pulls a RageAgainstTheMentor.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Apparently, when she was alive, she was a firefly who did not glow like the others.
* ILied: She promised Dead that she could return to her marriage after eating enough souls, and tells her the truth in her final battle.
%%* NietzscheWannabe
* PsychoPrototype: The first Black Shooter
[[/folder]]

!! Others

[[folder:Jack]]
!!Jack Olie

A mass murderer who feeds on souls who have drifted to Hazama.
----
* GroundhogDayLoop: Even after he was executed in life, after he dies, he creates a loop to continue killing his victims over and over again.
%%* MonsterOfTheWeek
%%* NightmareFetishist
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Let]]
!!Let

A boy who encounters Rock.
----
* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Io. When he was alive, he died protecting her.
%%* DeadAllAlong
%%* GoOutWithASmile
%%* NiceGuy
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Io]]
!!Io

Let's little sister.
----
* ACupAngst: So much, that Let convinces her to eat the carrots or she would be flat-chested forever.
%%* AnnoyingYoungerSibling
* DeadAllAlong: Unlike Let, she always knew they were dead, but did not care and continued to smile for Let (and later Rock)'s sake.
%%* GenkiGirl
%%* GoOutWithASmile
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Hanako]]
!!Hanako Nakamura

A student who lives in a big empty school in Hazama. The school is made entirely of trapped souls.
----
%%* AlasPoorVillain
* AttackItsWeakPoint: Her headphones
%%* BitchInSheepsClothing
%%* CuteBookworm
%%* DeadAllAlong
* DontYouDarePityMe: Her last words.
* DrivenToSuicide: ''Almost''. She was killed first by a bus crash.
* FreudianExcuse: She was bullied by the other students, and when she died no-one remembered her.
%%* GoOutWithASmile
* HeadphonesEqualIsolation: Invoked, as she wore her headphones to block of the voices of her bullies and only her voice she could hear.
%%* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice
%%* MonsterOfTheWeek
* TraumaticHaircut: She used to have her hair in twin braids. The bullies who tormented her cut her hair with a razor, giving it the dishevelled appearance it has now.
%%* ScrewySquirrel
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Acta]]
!!Acta

Another Black Shooter.
----
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Dies at the end of the chapter she's introduced.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Nico]]
!!Nico

Acta's partner.
----
* BitchInSheepsClothing: He seems nice, but once Acta dies, he laughs at Rock tending to her and says that Black Shooters are just tools.
* DropTheHammer: Can turn into a rather large hammer.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cecil]]
!!Cecil

A young girl who is frequently abused by her old mother. She and her mother are caught in a loop created by her, because she wants her mother to become kind again like in the old times before her father died.
----
* AbusiveParents: Her old mother. It was not out of evil. She was just very stressed.
%%* AlasPoorVillain
* CooldownHug: To her mother, before both reconcile and fade away.
%%* DeadAllAlong
* GenkiGirl: She even teaches Rock to smile more.
%%* NiceGirl
%%* ThePollyanna
%%* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter
* MonsterOfTheWeek: At first Rock and Ron believe her mother is this. They are wrong, Cecil is the target.
* SnowMeansDeath: She was beaten to death by her mother in their snowy village.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kaede]]
!!Kaede

A girl who has a crush on Dead. When she was alive, she had a crush on her best friend Sakurako (who vaguely resembles Dead) and confessed to her, only to be horribly turned down.
----
%%* AlasPoorVillain
* ApologeticAttacker: To Rock.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: She invokes this.
%%* DeadAllAlong
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: When talking about love, suggestive mushrooms grow around her feet. Then you find out that she has serious gender issues and wants to become a guy....
* KissOfDeath: Dead gives her one before eating her soul.
%%* MonsterOfTheWeek
* PsychoLesbian: The psycho part is debatable.
[[/folder]]

%%!Related Characters

%%!!Others

%%[[folder:Black★Devil Girl]]
%%!!Black★Devil Girl
%%[[folder:Maid Gunner]]
%%!!Maid Gunner



%%* GreenEyes
%%* HornedHumanoid
%%* KatanasAreJustBetter
%%* {{Meganekko}}
%%* PeekABangs
%%* {{Stripperiffic}}: She's dressed a lot like Black★Rock Shooter, only her jacket is short and closed.
%%* TearTropes: Seems to be crying green tears.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki

to:

%%* GreenEyes
{{BFG}}
%%* HornedHumanoid
{{Meido}}
%%* KatanasAreJustBetter
TechnicolorEyes: Pink.
%%* {{Meganekko}}
%%* PeekABangs
%%* {{Stripperiffic}}: She's dressed a lot like Black★Rock Shooter, only her jacket is short and closed.
%%* TearTropes: Seems to be crying green tears.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki
YouGottaHaveBlueHair: In ''Petite Rock Shooter''



%%[[folder:Black★Matagi]]
%%!!Black★Matagi

to:

%%[[folder:Black★Matagi]]
%%!!Black★Matagi
%%[[folder:Ninja Zero Two]]
%%!!Ninja Zero Two



%%* {{BFS}}: Combined with {{BFG}} to create a [[SwissArmyWeapon gunblade]].
%%* EyepatchOfPower
%%* {{Joshikousei}}



%%* SmallGirlBigGun

to:

%%* SmallGirlBigGunSexyBacklessOutfit
%%* WolverineClaws



%%[[folder:Black★Rock Shooter BEAST]]
%%!!Black★Rock Shooter BEAST

to:

%%[[folder:Black★Rock Shooter BEAST]]
%%!!Black★Rock Shooter BEAST
%%[[folder:Underworld Vulcan / Maid Vulcan]]
%%!!Underworld Vulcan / Maid Vulcan



%%* {{BFS}}
%%* CoolCrown: Made of flames coming from her EYE.
%%* RevolversAreJustBetter

to:

%%* {{BFS}}
BayonetYa
%%* CoolCrown: Made of flames coming from her EYE.
CurtainsMatchTheWindow
%%* RevolversAreJustBetterGatlingGood
%%* {{Meido}}
%%* MoreDakka



%%[[folder:Death Scythe]]
%%!!Death Scythe

to:

%%[[folder:Death Scythe]]
%%!!Death Scythe
%%[[folder:Bone Sprout]]
%%!!Bone Sprout



%%* BadassLongcoat
%%* GrayEyes
%%* SinisterScythe

to:

%%* BadassLongcoat
BodyHorror: Why does she have four arms, three of which are her right?
%%* GrayEyes
DemBones
%%* SinisterScytheMultiArmedAndDangerous: Three skeletal arms where her right should be.
%%* OddNameOut: In terms of writing, her name is rendered in kanji rather than katakana.
%%* SailorFuku
%%* TechnicolorEyes: Pink.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki




%%[[folder:Demon Cannon User]]
%%!!Demon Cannon User

%%Description
%%----
%%* {{BFG}}
%%* CatGirl
%%* GreenEyes
%%* {{Meganekko}}
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Dragon Slayer]]
%%!!Dragon Slayer

%%Description
%%----
%%* ActionGirl
%%* Literature/ArsGoetia: The book she has is the Lemegeton; the horned girls are MoeAnthropomorphism of the 72 demons. She plans on killing/dominating all of them.
%%* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Art surprisingly shows presiding over a throne, surrounded by knights.
%%* {{BFS}}
%%* BondageIsBad: Art also surprisingly shows her keeping three demonic horned girls; the first three of 72 demons of the Literature/ArsGoetia. Whatever reason she has them, she's certainly finding uses for those chains keeping them in place.
%%* CoolCrown
%%* ZettaiRyouiki
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Geshumaru]]
%%!!Geshumaru

%%Description
%%----
%%* {{BFS}}: The robot carries a pair.
%%* HumongousMecha: Not all that humongous, but huge enough in comparison when it's holding her.
%%* KatanasAreJustBetter
%%* PuppetMaster
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Great Black Sword / Underworld Icicle]]
%%!!Great Black Sword / Underworld Icicle

%%Description
%%----
%%* DualWield
%%* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: She's called "Great Black Sword" because she carries [[{{BFS}} a great]] [[BlackSwordsAreBetter black sword.]]
%%* KatanasAreJustBetter: Her other weapon.
%%* RedEyesTakeWarning
[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Maid Gunner]]
%%!!Maid Gunner

%%Description
%%----
%%* {{BFG}}
%%* {{Meido}}
%%* TechnicolorEyes: Pink.
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: In ''Petite Rock Shooter''
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Ninja Zero Two]]
%%!!Ninja Zero Two

%%Description
%%----
%%* PurpleEyes
%%* SexyBacklessOutfit
%%* WolverineClaws
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Underworld Vulcan / Maid Vulcan]]
%%!!Underworld Vulcan / Maid Vulcan

%%Description
%%----
%%* BayonetYa
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
%%* GatlingGood
%%* {{Meido}}
%%* MoreDakka
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Bone Sprout]]
%%!!Bone Sprout

%%Description
%%----
%%* BodyHorror: Why does she have four arms, three of which are her right?
%%* DemBones
%%* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Three skeletal arms where her right should be.
%%* OddNameOut: In terms of writing, her name is rendered in kanji rather than katakana.
%%* SailorFuku
%%* TechnicolorEyes: Pink.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki
%%[[/folder]]


''Black★Rock Shooter'' has turned into such an IP encompassing several types of media, with each having their own universe. As such, the characters are sorted based on the media where they appear in.
----
* [[Characters/BlackRockShooterAnime Anime Characters]]
* [[Characters/BlackRockShooterTheGame Game Characters]]
* [[Characters/BlackRockShooterInnocentSoul Innocent Soul Characters]]



!Introduced in ''Black★Rock Shooter OVA''

!!Humans

Main human characters who attend Mato's school.

[[folder:Mato]]
!!Mato Kuroi
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KanaHanazawa.

A happy-go-lucky girl who's very excitable and hyper. She's very naïve, however, and very closed-minded; she likes to marvel at things, and enjoys playing the guitar. She's also very skilled at basketball and is a bit of a {{Tomboy}} (although not quite as much as one would expect from her appearance).

In the 2012 anime, she seems to be fond of philosophical musings or just "zoning out" and staring at stuff. Saya notes that she is innocent, and that she has never hated anyone nor has, up until now, anyone hated her.

Has a younger brother, Hiro, and a mother who shows up a bit onscreen. [[DisappearedDad Her dad is never shown]], however the 2012 anime says he is often on business trips.

Her "other self" is Black★Rock Shooter. In both incarnations, she ends up merging with her at some point.

to:

!Introduced in

!Characters of
''Black★Rock Shooter OVA''

!!Humans

Main human characters who attend Mato's school.

[[folder:Mato]]
!!Mato Kuroi
Shooter: The Game''

!!Main Characters

[[folder:"B★RS"]]
!!Black★Rock Shooter
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KanaHanazawa.

Creator/MaayaSakamoto.

A happy-go-lucky girl who's very excitable mysterious SuperSoldier who was awakened by the last surviving humans as their final trump card against the alien invasion. She awakens as a blank slate, being extremely naive and hyper. She's very naïve, however, lacking direction. As time passes, she recovers her lost memories and very closed-minded; she likes discovers her motivation to marvel at things, and enjoys playing fight. Her true name is "Stella", a clone of the guitar. She's also very skilled at basketball and is a bit of a {{Tomboy}} (although not quite as much as one would expect from her appearance).

In the 2012 anime, she seems
alien being called "Sing Love". She was deliberately designed to be fond of philosophical musings or just "zoning out" an imperfect clone, ironically giving her the ability to retain her memories and staring at stuff. Saya notes that she is innocent, and that she has never hated anyone nor has, up until now, anyone hated her.

Has a younger brother, Hiro, and a mother who shows up a bit onscreen. [[DisappearedDad Her dad is never shown]], however
making her the 2012 anime says he is often on business trips.

Her "other self" is Black★Rock Shooter. In both incarnations, she ends up merging with her at some point.
grand culmination of White★Rock Shooter's plot.



[[AC:General Tropes]]
* AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance: Doesn't wear ''[[MeaningfulName black clothes]]'', but a lot of her clothing has a blue/star motif.
* GenkiGirl: To a certain extent.
* GirlishPigtails: Very short ones.
* MeaningfulName:
** "Kuroi" means "black clothes"; "Mato" with the proper kanji means "target" (as in target shooting). Her other self is Black★Rock Shooter, who certainly wears black clothes and works a lot with target shooting, her target being the Dead Master.
** The aforementioned kanji for "mato" also is used to form adjectives, so together "Kuroi Mato" could just mean "black-clothed."
** In basketball, one "shoots" baskets.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Mato is just your typical junior high school student. Well, until the end of the OVA where she merges with Black★Rock Shooter.
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: With Yomi.
* {{Tomboy}}: Not quite a {{Bokukko}}, but according to the OVA, she evidently gained her basketball skills from practicing with boys in the park.

[[AC:2012 Anime Tropes]]
* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: [[{{Film/Inception}} She goes even deeper]] to fight Insane Black★Rock Shooter.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted, in contrast to the Otherselves, because she heals slower than them. When she, in form of Black★Rock Shooter, faces Insane Black★Rock Shooter and refuses to attack her, Insane Black★Rock Shooter ruthlessly beats the shit out of her and specifically attacks her face and limbs. Not even a minute later, Mato is down with an extremely bruised and bleeding face and a horribly twisted leg.
* {{BFG}}: During her fight with Insane Black★Rock Shooter, she pulls out one so big the muzzle itself is as tall as Insane Black★Rock Shooter.
* CombinedEnergyAttack: Her ultimate attack, also counts as a WaveMotionGun. [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill She fires it]] at Insane Black★Rock Shooter ''point blank''.
* DisappearedDad: Specifically stated to be on a business trip here.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Starts off a brand new friendship with Yomi, Kagari, and the real Yuu in the finale.
* FreakOut: After merging with Black★Rock Shooter, she finds that she killed Yomi[=/=]Dead Master. The result turns them into Insane Black★Rock Shooter.
* HeroicBSOD: Falls into one after merging with Black★Rock Shooter and becoming Insane Black★Rock Shooter. Strength brings her back to reality to some degree, but she's still confused about what's going on.
* InTheEndYouAreOnYourOwn: Defeats Insane Black★Rock Shooter herself - though with help from a CombinedEnergyAttack with the assistance of the Otherselves.
* ThePhilosopher: She sometimes lapses into internal monologue about "the color of things" and "birds". [[{{Foreshadowing}} She even sees herself as "black"]].
* PureIsNotGood: It's implied that Black★Rock Shooter is born of her desire to help people, and the reason why Black★Rock Shooter is so strong is because Mato is such a good girl with no worries... and she wants other people to not suffer just like her. Ignoring her ''own'' worries ends up turning B★RS into TheJuggernaut in the Otherworld. And from what it looks like, that mentality had existed and was rooted in her since she was a ''toddler''!
* PsychicDreamsForEveryone: Dreams about the Otherworld.
* StepfordSmiler: She's just ''better'' at it than the other girls. She hides her pain well, and instead tries to solve other people's problems - putting her in denial that her problems exist and eventually making her think she's running away from them.
* {{Synchronization}}: After merging with Black★Rock Shooter, she feels all her pain instead of the other way around.
* UnflinchingWalk: In the finale, she just keeps walking into Insane Black★Rock Shooter's attacks so she can fire a [[EverythingsBetterWithRainbows rainbow]] colored SpiritBomb laser ''at point-blank range''.

to:

[[AC:General Tropes]]
* AstonishinglyAppropriateAppearance: Doesn't wear ''[[MeaningfulName black clothes]]'', but a lot of her clothing has a blue/star motif.
* GenkiGirl: To a certain extent.
* GirlishPigtails: Very short ones.
* MeaningfulName:
** "Kuroi" means "black clothes"; "Mato" with the proper kanji means "target" (as in target shooting). Her other self
ArtificialHuman: Stella is Black★Rock Shooter, who certainly wears black clothes and works a lot with target shooting, her target being the Dead Master.
** The aforementioned kanji for "mato" also is used to form adjectives, so together "Kuroi Mato" could just mean "black-clothed."
** In basketball, one "shoots" baskets.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: Mato is just your typical junior high school student. Well, until the end
clone of the OVA where she merges with Black★Rock Shooter.
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: With Yomi.
* {{Tomboy}}: Not quite a {{Bokukko}}, but according to the OVA, she evidently gained her basketball skills from practicing with boys in the park.

[[AC:2012 Anime Tropes]]
* BattleInTheCenterOfTheMind: [[{{Film/Inception}} She goes even deeper]] to fight Insane Black★Rock Shooter.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted, in contrast to the Otherselves, because she heals slower than them. When she, in form of Black★Rock Shooter, faces Insane Black★Rock Shooter and refuses to attack her, Insane Black★Rock Shooter ruthlessly beats the shit out of her and specifically attacks her face and limbs. Not even a minute later, Mato is down with an extremely bruised and bleeding face and a horribly twisted leg.
* {{BFG}}: During her fight with Insane Black★Rock Shooter, she pulls out one so big the muzzle itself is as tall as Insane Black★Rock Shooter.
* CombinedEnergyAttack: Her ultimate attack, also counts as a WaveMotionGun. [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill She fires it]] at Insane Black★Rock Shooter ''point blank''.
* DisappearedDad: Specifically stated to be on a business trip here.
* EarnYourHappyEnding: Starts off a brand new friendship with Yomi, Kagari, and the real Yuu in the finale.
* FreakOut: After merging with Black★Rock Shooter, she finds that she killed Yomi[=/=]Dead Master. The result turns them into Insane Black★Rock Shooter.
* HeroicBSOD: Falls into one after merging with Black★Rock Shooter and becoming Insane Black★Rock Shooter. Strength brings her back to reality to some degree, but she's still confused about what's going on.
* InTheEndYouAreOnYourOwn: Defeats Insane Black★Rock Shooter herself - though with help from a CombinedEnergyAttack with the assistance of the Otherselves.
* ThePhilosopher: She sometimes lapses into internal monologue about "the color of things" and "birds". [[{{Foreshadowing}} She even sees herself as "black"]].
* PureIsNotGood: It's implied that Black★Rock Shooter is born of her desire to help people, and the reason why Black★Rock Shooter is so strong is because Mato is such a good girl with no worries... and she wants other people to not suffer just like her. Ignoring her ''own'' worries ends up turning B★RS into TheJuggernaut in the Otherworld. And from what it looks like, that mentality had existed and was rooted in her since she was a ''toddler''!
* PsychicDreamsForEveryone: Dreams about the Otherworld.
* StepfordSmiler: She's just ''better'' at it than the other girls. She hides her pain well, and instead tries to solve other people's problems - putting her in denial that her problems exist and eventually making her think she's running away from them.
* {{Synchronization}}: After merging with Black★Rock Shooter, she feels all her pain instead of the other way around.
* UnflinchingWalk: In the finale, she just keeps walking into Insane Black★Rock
alien named Sing Love, or White★Rock Shooter's attacks so she can fire previous persona.
* CoolBike: It even has swords attached to it!
%%* EmotionlessGirl
* {{Expy}}: In her flashbacks, her younger self looks exactly like
a [[EverythingsBetterWithRainbows rainbow]] colored SpiritBomb laser ''at point-blank range''.
younger version of Kuroi Mato.
%%* KatanasAreJustBetter
* LastOfTheirKind: She lives in a world after almost everyone else is dead.



[[folder:Yomi]]
!! Yomi Takanashi

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[[folder:Yomi]]
!! Yomi Takanashi
[[folder:Nana]]
!!Nana Grey/Gray (RPG)



A girl who catches Mato's eye due to her FriendlessBackground and her having been dropped off by a car on her first day. As fate would have it, she lives in the same neighborhood as Mato. She takes the train with Mato from then on, and also joins the volleyball team (which she shows skill in) after watching Mato in the basketball team. Her parents are very rich.

She starts to drift away from Mato after she is separated from her class-wise in their second year, and her disappearance by possession/merging fuels the main plot. Her "other self" is the Dead Master.

The 2012 anime plays her a little differently, not only giving her glasses but changing her personality a bit. Unlike before, she is unwilling to make friends both due to the fear she will hurt them and because Kagari seems to have her on a leash. Again, she seems to not like Yuu, although this is rationalized a bit better than it was in the OVA.

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A lonely girl who catches Mato's eye due to her FriendlessBackground acts as B★RS' counterpart and her having been dropped off by a car on her first day. As fate would have it, she lives main ally in the same neighborhood as Mato. latter half of the game. She takes is a "Grey", a mass-production clone of "Sing Love" designed to fight the train with Mato from then on, and also joins the volleyball team (which she shows skill in) after watching Mato in the basketball team. Her parents are very rich.

She starts to drift away from Mato after she is separated from
alien invasion. Like all Greys, her class-wise in their second year, and her disappearance by possession/merging fuels the main plot. Her "other self" is the Dead Master.

The 2012 anime plays
memories degenerate over time, which causes her a little differently, not only giving her glasses but changing her personality a bit. Unlike before, she is unwilling to make friends both due to the fear she will hurt them and because Kagari seems to have her on a leash. Again, she seems to not like Yuu, although this is rationalized a bit better than it was in the OVA.great deal of distress.



[[AC:General Tropes]]
* GreenEyedMonster: A source of conflict in both the OVA and broadcast anime is the jealousy she feels regarding Yuu and Mato's friendship. It gets worse in the TV anime, where she also has to contend with Kagari's new friends.
* MeaningfulName: Her name, written with different kanji, means "underworld", which is fitting when you realize her "other self" is the Dead Master.
* {{Ojou}}: In the OVA, she apparently lived in Germany for a period of time (but is not very good at German). She was dropped off at school by her dad in a car on her first day (which is rare in Japan), and her parents hired a detective when she goes missing - she even has the first kind of Ojou personality; kind and gentle. In the 2012 anime, she also lives in a huge mansion.
* OjouRinglets: An odd variation, as the curls appear on the front part of her hair, but behind her shoulders, her hair is cropped closely to her head. The 2012 anime does this a little differently, as at one point she lets her hair down and it looks normal, albeit a little long, implying she wears pigtails of some sort.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: It's what she tries her earnest to look like in front of others, including her fellow junior high classmate Mato.
* PunnyName / AlternateCharacterReading: Her family name, "Takanashi". (It's written "kotori-asobi", "little birds playing", but pronounced as "no hawks" - because there are no hawks where little birds play.)
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: With Mato.

[[AC:OVA Tropes]]
* HugeSchoolgirl: Not all that tall, but in the OVA, Mato seems to point it out constantly. (It is to be noted, however, that by normal human proportions, she is significantly taller than Mato.) Yomi also admits to having a complex about her height.
* NewTransferStudent: In the OVA, her backstory is that she lived in Germany for a while. Her name, "Takanashi", is also not very common in Mato's area.

[[AC:2012 Anime Tropes]]
* CreatorBreakdown: InUniverse; her paintings get a lot creepier as her loneliness worsens.
* FragileFlower: She cries a ''lot''. Though this is probably more a by-product of her very, very parasitic relationship with Kagari.
* FreakOut: In Episode 4, after Kagari innocently tells Yomi that they're done being friends, the latter snaps.
* IronicEcho:
** At the hospital, when Kagari and Yomi hear Mato (who has been a thorn in Kagari's skin) behind their door, Kagari snaps. In Episode 4, when Kagari tells Yomi that they're done being long-time friends, Yomi snaps instead.
** Also has one of sorts to the original OVA; in the OVA, Mato was the one who looked for Yomi when she went missing; in the anime, it's the complete opposite.
* ItsAllMyFault: The reason for her current relationship with Kagari, given the latter got caught in a car accident while trying to reach out to Yomi and became chair-ridden.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: The death of Dead Master causes Yomi to lose her memories of how her hair was cut, and she loses her feelings for Mato to the point where she deletes Mato's mail from her phone. At least until Episode 7, when she actually manages to get said memories back by thinking about it hard enough once Mato's disappearance affects her badly.
* {{Meganekko}}: Wears glasses in this version.
* {{Yandere}}: Acts like one to both Mato ''and'' Kagari, if Episode 4 is anything to go by. When she gets a text from Yuu with her claim of being "Mato's friend", Yomi ''snaps'' and almost destroys her phone! [[FromBadToWorse It gets really, really worse]] at the end of the episode when Kagari tells her that their friendship is over! Basically, Yomi has a psychological need to have someone need her more than anyone else.

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[[AC:General Tropes]]
* GreenEyedMonster: A source of conflict in both the OVA and broadcast anime is the jealousy she feels regarding Yuu and Mato's friendship. It gets worse in the TV anime, where she also has to contend with Kagari's new friends.
* MeaningfulName:
BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Her name, written with different kanji, means "underworld", which is fitting when you realize her "other self" is the Dead Master.
* {{Ojou}}: In the OVA, she apparently lived in Germany for a period of time (but is not very good at German). She was dropped off at school by her dad in a car on her first day (which is rare in Japan), and her parents hired a detective when she goes missing - she even has the first kind of Ojou personality; kind and gentle. In the 2012 anime, she also lives in a huge mansion.
* OjouRinglets: An odd variation, as the curls appear on the front part of her hair, but behind her shoulders, her hair is cropped closely to her head. The 2012 anime does this a little differently, as at one point she lets her hair down and it looks normal, albeit a little long, implying she wears pigtails of some sort.
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent: It's what she tries her earnest to look like in front of others, including her fellow junior high classmate Mato.
* PunnyName / AlternateCharacterReading: Her family name, "Takanashi". (It's written "kotori-asobi", "little birds playing", but pronounced as "no hawks" - because there are no hawks where little birds play.)
* RomanticTwoGirlFriendship: With Mato.

[[AC:OVA Tropes]]
* HugeSchoolgirl: Not all that tall, but in the OVA, Mato seems to point it out constantly. (It is to be noted, however, that by normal human proportions, she is significantly taller than Mato.) Yomi also admits to having a complex about her height.
* NewTransferStudent: In the OVA, her backstory is that she lived in Germany for a while. Her name, "Takanashi", is also not very common in Mato's area.

[[AC:2012 Anime Tropes]]
* CreatorBreakdown: InUniverse; her paintings get a lot creepier as her loneliness worsens.
* FragileFlower: She cries a ''lot''. Though this is probably more a by-product of her very, very parasitic
relationship to Black★Rock Shooter.
%%* {{BFS}}
%%* CloningBlues
* TheMole: She struck a deal
with Kagari.
* FreakOut: In Episode 4, after Kagari innocently tells Yomi that they're done being friends,
the latter snaps.
* IronicEcho:
** At the hospital, when Kagari and Yomi hear Mato (who has been a thorn
aliens to deliver B★RS to them in Kagari's skin) behind their door, Kagari snaps. In Episode 4, when Kagari tells Yomi that they're done being long-time friends, Yomi snaps instead.
** Also has one of sorts to the original OVA; in the OVA, Mato was the one who looked for Yomi when she went missing; in the anime, it's the complete opposite.
* ItsAllMyFault: The reason
exchange for her current relationship with Kagari, given the latter got caught in a car accident while trying to reach out to Yomi and became chair-ridden.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: The death of Dead Master causes Yomi to lose her memories of how her hair was cut, and she loses her feelings for Mato to the point where she deletes Mato's mail from her phone. At least until Episode 7, when she actually manages to get said memories back by thinking about it hard enough once Mato's disappearance affects her badly.
* {{Meganekko}}: Wears glasses in this version.
* {{Yandere}}: Acts like one to both Mato ''and'' Kagari, if Episode 4 is anything to go by. When she gets a text from Yuu with her claim of being "Mato's friend", Yomi ''snaps'' and almost destroys her phone! [[FromBadToWorse It gets really, really worse]] at the end of the episode when Kagari tells her that their friendship is over! Basically, Yomi has a psychological need to have someone need her more than anyone else.
freedom.



[[folder:Yuu]]
!! Yuu Koutari
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KanaAsumi.

The manager of the basketball team at Mato and Yomi's junior high school.

In the OVA, Mato only respects her in her first year, but becomes close friends with Yuu in her second year (as they are in the same class together, and Mato and Yomi are not). Her "other self" is implied to be Strength.

In the 2012 anime, she is a childhood friend of Mato who often skips classes. She is also fond of coffee. She is in fact Strength, having switched places with the real Yuu years before the beginning of the show. As such she is not entirely real, though she can still interact with the physical world.

Tropes related to the original Yuu Koutari go in the Strength section below.

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[[folder:Yuu]]
!! Yuu Koutari
!!Apostles

The Apostles are the leaders of the alien invasion on Earth, with each one being classified as "Class A" aliens. There were once fifteen of them, but by the events of ''The Game'' only seven remain. They are [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil ranked in ascending order of power]] (with "first" being the weakest).

[[folder:Mii]]
!!MEFE (Mii)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KanaAsumi.

The manager of the basketball team at Mato
Creator/MaiNakahara

Ranked first. A vain
and Yomi's junior high school.

In the OVA, Mato only respects her in her first year, but becomes close friends with Yuu in her second year (as they are in the same class together, and Mato and Yomi are not). Her "other self" is implied to be Strength.

In the 2012 anime,
capricious girl, she is a childhood friend of Mato who often skips classes. She is also fond of coffee. She is in fact Strength, having switched places obsessed with the real Yuu years before the beginning ideal of the show. As such she is not entirely real, though she can still interact with the physical world.

Tropes related to the original Yuu Koutari go in the Strength section below.
beauty.



[[AC:General Tropes]]
* GenkiGirl: Hardly anything upsets her, and she's always there to cheer up Mato.

[[AC:OVA Tropes]]
* OnlyOneName: She was only given a last name in the 2012 Anime.
* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: Did not appear in the pilot or the trailer, and her existence was unknown before a magazine and the website revealed her existence.

[[AC:2012 Anime Tropes]]
* ADarkerMe: Inverts this trope. The actual Yuu is ''more'' savage than Strength, once Strength gains emotions and begins to interact with the real world.
* AscendedExtra: In the OVA, she was simply a girl who seemed to be awkward around Yomi, generally acting as an annoyance to Yomi and being extremely pissed off about being left out from Mato and Yomi's friendship. The anime? Not only is she much nicer and assertive, she's actually ''Strength''. Quite a departure.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Has a strong attachment to Mato because she was her only friend when she was younger and all alone.
* CastsNoShadow: Strength-as-Yuu has no shadow in ''any'' of the scenes she's in when everyone else very clearly has one. This sets up Episode 5's big reveal.
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: In Yuu's arms in the last episode. Although she gets better in TheStinger.
* DrivenToSuicide / HeroicSacrifice: Originally tries to kill herself to stop the real Yuu's pain. She eventually goes through with it in the final episode, literally breaking into pieces and forcing Yuu to enter the real world. However, [[DisneyDeath she is seen restored as Strength]] in TheStinger.
* DyingDeclarationOfLove: To the real Yuu, before crumbling away.
* HumanityEnsues: She develops human emotions because of Yuu's pain, and then takes her place in the real world.
* InvisibleToNormals: She is invisible to those who don't have an otherself. Arata is able to interact with her briefly while on the bus to summer camp but is unaware of her existence otherwise.
* LiterallyShatteredLives: Her body cracks and shatters near the end of anime, but she gets better in TheStinger.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Her intention was to help the Otherworld and Saya, and she felt like she could fix the situation by merging Mato with Black★Rock Shooter. Instead, it trapped Mato within her and made everything worse.
* NotSoImaginaryFriend: She only manifests as Yuu to a certain degree in the real world, as she has no shadow and only under certain circumstances is her existence acknowledged by other people.
* SpiritAdvisor: Is this for Saya to some degree.
* StraightMan: Plays this in regards to Mato during her GenkiGirl moments.
* UndeadTaxExemption: As far as the public real world is concerned, Yuu disappeared several years ago (when Saya was a High School Student) and switched with Strength, and Strength is not acknowledged as existing by anyone. That original Yuu can be a NewTransferStudent in the last episode would require quite a bit of paperwork.
* WalkingSpoiler: She's introduced as Mato's childhood friend and one who seems to have no connection with the plot of ''Black★Rock Shooter'' whatsoever. Then she's revealed to have an Other Self known as Strength, and on top of that, Yuu and Strength actually swapped bodies.

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[[AC:General Tropes]]
* GenkiGirl: Hardly anything upsets her, and she's always there to cheer up Mato.

[[AC:OVA Tropes]]
AnAxeToGrind: Her apparent weapon of choice.
* OnlyOneName: BloodLust: Apparently, she likes drinking people's blood.
* GratuitousSpanish: Uses it constantly.
* HotWitch:
She was only given a last name in the 2012 Anime.
* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: Did not appear in the pilot or the trailer, and her existence was unknown before a magazine and the website revealed her existence.

[[AC:2012 Anime Tropes]]
* ADarkerMe: Inverts
certainly gives off this trope. The actual Yuu is ''more'' savage than Strength, once Strength gains emotions and begins to interact with the real world.
* AscendedExtra: In the OVA, she was simply a girl who seemed to be awkward around Yomi, generally acting as an annoyance to Yomi and being extremely pissed off about being left out from Mato and Yomi's friendship. The anime? Not only is she much nicer and assertive, she's actually ''Strength''. Quite a departure.
* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Has a strong attachment to Mato because she was her only friend when she was younger and all alone.
* CastsNoShadow: Strength-as-Yuu has no shadow in ''any'' of the scenes she's in when everyone else very clearly has one. This sets up Episode 5's big reveal.
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: In Yuu's arms in the last episode. Although she gets better in TheStinger.
* DrivenToSuicide / HeroicSacrifice: Originally tries to kill herself to stop the real Yuu's pain. She eventually goes through with it in the final episode, literally breaking into pieces and forcing Yuu to enter the real world. However, [[DisneyDeath she is seen restored as Strength]] in TheStinger.
* DyingDeclarationOfLove: To the real Yuu, before crumbling away.
* HumanityEnsues: She develops human emotions because of Yuu's pain, and then takes her place in the real world.
* InvisibleToNormals: She is invisible to those who don't have an otherself. Arata is able to interact
vibe, with her briefly while on the bus to summer camp but is unaware of her existence otherwise.
* LiterallyShatteredLives: Her body cracks
NiceHat and shatters near the end of anime, but she gets better in TheStinger.
seductive undertones.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Her intention was to help the Otherworld and Saya, and she felt like she could fix the situation by merging Mato with Black★Rock Shooter. Instead, it trapped Mato within her and made everything worse.
* NotSoImaginaryFriend: She only manifests as Yuu to a certain degree in the real world, as she has no shadow and only under certain circumstances is her existence acknowledged by other people.
* SpiritAdvisor: Is this for Saya to some degree.
* StraightMan: Plays this in regards to Mato during her GenkiGirl moments.
* UndeadTaxExemption: As far as the public real world is concerned, Yuu disappeared several years ago (when Saya was a High School Student) and switched with Strength, and Strength is not acknowledged as existing by anyone. That original Yuu can be a NewTransferStudent in the last episode would require quite a bit of paperwork.
* WalkingSpoiler: She's introduced as Mato's childhood friend and one who seems to have no connection with the plot of ''Black★Rock Shooter'' whatsoever. Then she's revealed to have an Other Self known as Strength, and on top of that, Yuu and Strength actually swapped bodies.
YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Purple. [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow With matching eyes]].



!!Other Selves

[[folder:Black★Rock Shooter]]
!! Black★Rock Shooter / Insane Black★Rock Shooter
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KanaHanazawa

A mysterious girl in the Otherworld who seems to be a good fighter, but does not give any reason for her fighting. Seems to be a silent hero.

In the OVA, she loses her katana, the "black blade", and, according to some interpretations, her life in a battle with Black★Gold Saw and fights with the ★Rock Cannon, which can fire 20 bullets per second.

In the 2012 anime, she represents Mato's desire to solve other people's problems and ignore her own, and thus goes on a rampage to kill "other selves" throughout the Otherworld. This causes Saya to panic and quickly traumatize the other girls in the hopes of awakening "other selves" to stop her progress and protect the Otherworld for the original Yuu. Mato ends up merging with her in Episode 5, but the shock of seeing Dead Master die transforms them into Insane Black★Rock Shooter (see below).

Since she is the "other self" of Mato, she is also voiced by Creator/KanaHanazawa.

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!!Other Selves

[[folder:Black★Rock Shooter]]
!! Black★Rock Shooter / Insane Black★Rock Shooter
[[folder:Mazuma]]
!!MZMA (Mazuma)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KanaHanazawa

Creator/TomokazuSugita.

Ranked second.
A mysterious girl in showman who loves the Otherworld who seems to be a good fighter, but does not give any reason for her fighting. Seems to be a silent hero.

In the OVA, she loses her katana, the "black blade", and, according to some interpretations, her life in a battle
art of cinema, crafting elaborate stories with Black★Gold Saw and fights with himself as the ★Rock Cannon, which can fire 20 bullets per second.

In the 2012 anime, she represents Mato's desire to solve other people's problems and ignore her own, and thus goes on a rampage to kill "other selves" throughout the Otherworld. This causes Saya to panic and quickly traumatize the other girls in the hopes of awakening "other selves" to stop her progress and protect the Otherworld for the original Yuu. Mato ends up merging with her in Episode 5, but the shock of seeing Dead Master die transforms them into Insane Black★Rock Shooter (see below).

Since she is the "other self" of Mato, she is also voiced by Creator/KanaHanazawa.
main character.



[[AC:General Tropes]]
* AnimeHair: Her hair tends to stand up in the air.
* BadassLongcoat: With a star on the back.
* BayonetYa: The ★Rock Cannon has a blade attached below the muzzle. Although the only instance where we get to see its usage is when Mato (in Black★Rock Shooter's body) unintentionally stabs the midriff of her Insane counterpart.
* {{BFG}}: The ★Rock Cannon.
* BlackSwordsAreBetter: Generally has such a sword.
* GirlishPigtails: Doesn't define her personality at all, however; they're also extremely long, and one of them is shorter than the other.
* IcyBlueEyes: She has piercing blue eyes to go with her stoic personality. They also {{glow|ing eyes of doom}}.
* InTheHood: Her {{Badass Longcoat}} always featured one, but she has always kept it down until the 2012 Anime.
* MorphWeapon: Rock Shooter's "★Rock Cannon", which can transform into a small katana "black blade" and also into a 30mm Gatling Cannon.
* NamedWeapons: "★Rock Cannon" for her BFG and "Black Blade" for her katana.
* RapunzelHair: Has pretty long twintails.
* TheRival: Can be interpreted as this to Dead Master.
* ShesGotLegs: She's wearing nothing else on the lower part of her body aside from shorts and boots. That being said, a large portion of her legs is exposed, and some shots even ''[[MaleGaze focus]]'' on them.
* SmallGirlBigGun: The ★Rock Cannon is almost as big as her.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: [[WalkingSwimsuitScene Bikini top]], [[WhoWearsShortShorts booty shorts]], thigh-high boots, and a [[NoShirtLongJacket hoodie]].
* SuperStrength: May or may not have this, as in the OVA, she breaks the Dead Master's chains with her bare hands; however, this could just be from being a {{Determinator}}.
** There's also the fact that she can even ''lift'' her [[{{BFG}} cannon]], let alone wield it as both a ranged and melee weapon.
* SwordAndGun: She loses the sword in the first scene of the OVA, however; instead, her gun gets to become some sword-like blunt object.
* TheVoiceless / TheSpeechless: Does not speak at all; whether she does so because she is TheStoic or because she cannot is unknown. She finally talks to Mato at the end of the OVA, although this may be because Mato is her human counterpart.
** At the end of the first anime episode it seems she's incapable of making any sound as she gets impaled by Chariot and opens her mouth in a scream but there's no sound at all, although this could be just stylistic.
** In the end of the 2012 anime, she does speak, albeit telepathically.

[[AC:OVA Tropes]]
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has a scar on her hip and another on her leg; it's likely from the impact of Black★Gold Saw's final stroke.
* SwissArmyWeapon: After the apparent loss of her Black Blade, the ★Rock Cannon can transform into a spiked melee weapon.

[[AC:2012 Anime Tropes applying to normal Black★Rock Shooter]]
* NinetiesAntiHero: BadassLongcoat, {{Stripperiffic}}, talks with her humongous gun and katana, vague ill-defined powers revolving about being MadeOfIron and GoodThingYouCanHeal and she's not afraid in the least to use lethal force.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Well, Adaptational Antagonism anyways. In the OVA, B★RS was actively working toward Mato's intention of saving Yomi, although [[AmbiguousSituation whether or not any of this]] [[AnachronicOrder happens before Mato merges with her]] is uncertain. In the series, her constant slaughter in the Otherworld is something Mato is unaware of for the most part and would rather not happen for the rest.
* AntiHero: Seems to be completely fine with massacring "other selves" without restraint. This bothers Saya very much, but it concurs with Mato's belief that the Otherworld is wrong.
* AtopAMountainOfCorpses: B★RS in the third episode after killing pre-awakened other selves.
* BigBad: Technically, since she is the one who starts fights with the Otherselves, who are merely doing their duties of shouldering the pain of their real-life counterparts.
* ByronicHero: She's by far the most ruthless and amoral incarnation of B★RS, but she ultimately believes that what she's doing is right.
* CompressedHair: Her long pigtails instantly disappear when she puts her hood up.
* DarkActionGirl: She's shown as an AntiVillain [[VillainProtagonist Protagonist]] in this continuity.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Mato pretty much brings B★RS under control after defeating her.
* DisneyDeath / UnexplainedRecovery:
** She's destroyed as Insane Black★Rock Shooter but is seen unharmed as a restored Black★Rock Shooter shortly thereafter.
** The ending hints that as long as their real-life counterparts are alive, the girls' Otherselves will also continue to exist, to help shoulder their grief and sorrows as the girls continue living.
* GatlingGood: Her response to getting a giant waterfall of macaroons thrown at her is to upgrade her gun into a minigun and fire so many bullets that they scatter everywhere. She later uses a stationary double minigun for a brief moment against Dead Master's undead minions.
* HeelFaceTurn: The end of the final episode, where she returns to her normal self after her Insane counterpart is defeated.
* HumanPincushion: Or "Non-Human Pincushion" rather, since she is not human after all, just humanoid. She's gotten others' weapons stuck into her body. A shot of the opening also shows her being impaled from random directions.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: It's just the first episode and B★RS is already ran through by Chariot's wedge-like form, which is [[UpToEleven as big as a bus.]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter: In contrast with her ill-fated fight with Black★Gold Saw during the OVA, her Black Blade serves her fairly well in the anime series, dealing most of the killing blows in the Otherworld.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Her desire to fulfill Mato's own desire to help others leads to her killing the other Other Selves.
* MadeOfIron: She takes enough damage to kill a human several times over in the first episode alone.
* MoreDakka: See GatlingGood. Every time she is outnumbered by projectiles or minions, B★RS responds by transforming her slow cannon to a faster minigun.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero:
** Decapitating/killing "other selves" causes people to lose their grief. It also causes them to lose the attachments that caused said grief.
** Her unchecked progress in destroying the Otherworld is what is getting Saya to try to stress out the girls in the hopes of getting "other selves" to stop her.
* OffhandBackhand: Chariot tries to rush at her with a sword when her back is turned, but instead B★RS ignites her eye-fire and beheads her, barely even turning at all.
* PerpetualMotionMonster: All otherselves doesn't need sustenance other than justification for their existence -- the continual suffering of their humanselves for them to shoulder. But B★RS is especially notable in this regard, because she invades the realm of other otherselves ''to kill them''.
* SwordAndGun: She wields both her sword and cannon at the same time in Episode 5.
* VillainProtagonist: In a sense. Since she is the one who intentionally kills the otherselves, beings who are merely existing for the purpose of shouldering the grief of their real counterparts.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Sort of. Technically she has no emotions and only acts by instinct - however she was born of a desire to help people.

[[AC:2012 Anime Tropes applying to Insane Black★Rock Shooter]]
* AlienBlood: Has purple blood. Emphsized in the final fight with Mato, who's bleeding out normal blood despite turning into an Other Self.
* AnArmAndALeg: Arm with your main weapon on it injured? Rip the dang thing off.
* AxCrazy: There's a reason she's referred to as ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Insane]]''.
* TheBerserker: Her fighting style is pretty much rushing in blindly, shooting down everything in sight, and shrugging off whatever grazed/slashed/crushed her.
* {{BFS}}: A Big Sword [[BladeBelowTheShoulder Below The Shoulder]]
* CreepyMonotone: When communicating with Mato.
* DarkActionGirl: Same as Black★Rock Shooter but a lot more open about it.
* DissonantSerenity[=/=]TranquilFury: Despite her rage-filled expression, her telepathic communication with Mato is utterly emotionless. Justified since she doesn't actually have emotion.
* DetachmentCombat[=/=]RocketPunch: In the first few minutes, B★GS severely injures the arm IB★RS has her {{BFS}}[=/=]{{BFG}}, IB★RS's response is to RIP that arm off and throw it.
* DimensionalCutter: After her transformation, she uses the Insane Blade Claw to forcefully cut open a portal shortcut to Black★Gold Saw's location.
* DualWielding: Has her {{BFS}}/{{BFG}} on her right arm, holds a [[BlackSwordsAreBetter much smaller blade]] in the other. Later, she uses the chains attached to her back to use B★GS's sword. After she shoots off the arm holding said blade of course.
* EnemyWithout: To Mato in the last episode.
* EpicFlail: After ripping her arm off, she uses the chain attached to her back to turn the weapon attached to said arm into this. She then uses B★GS's sword in the same way.
* FeelNoPain: Mato takes it instead.
* FusionDance: One fan story has her be a fusion of Black★Rock Shooter and Black★Gold Saw. In the 2012 anime, she appears after Mato and Black★Rock Shooter fuse...[[FreakOut but with a twist]].
* {{Gunblade}}: Her new BFS can also can be used to shoot a MASSIVE amount of shots.
* TheJuggernaut: Nothing stands between her and her kills. Not even Mato can stop her...Until she becomes her EnemyWithout.
* LavaSurfing: She surfs over Strength's LethalLavaLand domain using her {{BFS}}!
* NamedWeapons: "Insane Blade Claw" for her short sword and "Insane Cannon Lance" for her BFS/BFG hybrid weapon.
* PainfulTransformation: All that new armor plating bloodily burst out from beneath her skin.
* PowerBornOfMadness: As Insane B★RS. Yomi's death by her own hands caused the tragic transformation.
* PurpleIsPowerful: B★RS is strong normally, but as Insane Black★Rock Shooter with a purple motif (red mixed with the blue), she's nearly unstoppable.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: To B★RS and Mato.
* SwordDrag: Since her BFS/BFG is too large, Insane B★RS does this whenever she walks in Strength's domain.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Her toy was advertised on the website before she appeared in the anime.
* VariableLengthChain: It must be magical as it is able to float around in midair carrying Insane B★RS's giant weapons.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Same as Black★Rock Shooter. But this time, she is more brutal in combat.

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[[AC:General Tropes]]
* AnimeHair: Her hair tends to stand up in the air.
* BadassLongcoat: With a star on the back.
* BayonetYa: The ★Rock Cannon has a blade attached below the muzzle. Although the only instance where we get to see its usage is when Mato (in Black★Rock Shooter's body) unintentionally stabs the midriff of her Insane counterpart.
* {{BFG}}: The ★Rock Cannon.
* BlackSwordsAreBetter: Generally has such a sword.
* GirlishPigtails: Doesn't define her personality at all, however; they're also extremely long, and one of them is shorter than the other.
* IcyBlueEyes: She has piercing blue eyes to go with her stoic personality. They also {{glow|ing eyes of doom}}.
* InTheHood: Her {{Badass Longcoat}} always featured one, but she has always kept it down until the 2012 Anime.
* MorphWeapon: Rock Shooter's "★Rock Cannon", which can transform into a small katana "black blade" and also into a 30mm Gatling Cannon.
* NamedWeapons: "★Rock Cannon" for her BFG and "Black Blade" for her katana.
* RapunzelHair: Has pretty long twintails.
* TheRival: Can be interpreted as this to Dead Master.
* ShesGotLegs: She's wearing nothing else on the lower part of her body aside from shorts and boots. That being said, a large portion of her legs is exposed, and some shots even ''[[MaleGaze focus]]'' on them.
* SmallGirlBigGun: The ★Rock Cannon is almost as big as her.
* {{Stripperiffic}}: [[WalkingSwimsuitScene Bikini top]], [[WhoWearsShortShorts booty shorts]], thigh-high boots, and a [[NoShirtLongJacket hoodie]].
* SuperStrength: May or may not have this, as in the OVA, she breaks the Dead Master's chains with her bare hands; however, this could just be from being a {{Determinator}}.
** There's also the fact that she can even ''lift'' her [[{{BFG}} cannon]], let alone wield it as both a ranged and melee weapon.
* SwordAndGun: She loses the sword in the first scene of the OVA, however; instead, her gun gets to become some sword-like blunt object.
* TheVoiceless / TheSpeechless: Does not speak at all; whether she does so because she is TheStoic or because she cannot is unknown. She finally talks to Mato at the end of the OVA, although this may be because Mato is her human counterpart.
** At the end of the first anime episode it seems she's incapable of making any sound as she gets impaled by Chariot and opens her mouth in a scream but there's no sound at all, although this could be just stylistic.
** In the end of the 2012 anime, she does speak, albeit telepathically.

[[AC:OVA Tropes]]
* GoodScarsEvilScars: Has a scar on her hip and another on her leg; it's likely from the impact of Black★Gold Saw's final stroke.
* SwissArmyWeapon: After the apparent loss of her Black Blade, the ★Rock Cannon can transform into a spiked melee weapon.

[[AC:2012 Anime Tropes applying to normal Black★Rock Shooter]]
* NinetiesAntiHero: BadassLongcoat, {{Stripperiffic}}, talks with her humongous gun and katana, vague ill-defined powers revolving about being MadeOfIron and GoodThingYouCanHeal and she's not afraid in the least to use lethal force.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Well, Adaptational Antagonism anyways. In the OVA, B★RS was actively working toward Mato's intention of saving Yomi, although [[AmbiguousSituation whether or not any of this]] [[AnachronicOrder happens before Mato merges with her]] is uncertain. In the series, her constant slaughter in the Otherworld is something Mato is unaware of for the most part and would rather not happen for the rest.
* AntiHero: Seems to be completely fine with massacring "other selves" without restraint. This bothers Saya very much, but it concurs with Mato's belief that the Otherworld is wrong.
* AtopAMountainOfCorpses: B★RS in the third episode after killing pre-awakened other selves.
* BigBad: Technically, since she is the one who starts fights with the Otherselves, who are merely doing their duties of shouldering the pain of their real-life counterparts.
* ByronicHero: She's by far the most ruthless and amoral incarnation of B★RS, but she ultimately believes that what she's doing is right.
* CompressedHair: Her long pigtails instantly disappear when she puts her hood up.
* DarkActionGirl: She's shown as an AntiVillain [[VillainProtagonist Protagonist]] in this continuity.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Mato pretty much brings B★RS under control after defeating her.
* DisneyDeath / UnexplainedRecovery:
** She's destroyed as Insane Black★Rock Shooter but is seen unharmed as a restored Black★Rock Shooter shortly thereafter.
** The ending hints that as long as their real-life counterparts are alive, the girls' Otherselves will also continue to exist, to help shoulder their grief and sorrows as the girls continue living.
* GatlingGood: Her response to getting a giant waterfall of macaroons thrown at her is to upgrade her gun into a minigun and fire so many bullets that they scatter everywhere. She later uses a stationary double minigun for a brief moment against Dead Master's undead minions.
* HeelFaceTurn: The end of the final episode, where she returns to her normal self after her Insane counterpart is defeated.
* HumanPincushion: Or "Non-Human Pincushion" rather, since she is not human after all, just humanoid. She's gotten others' weapons stuck into her body. A shot of the opening also shows her being impaled from random directions.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: It's just the first episode and B★RS is already ran through by Chariot's wedge-like form, which is [[UpToEleven as big as a bus.]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter: In contrast with her ill-fated fight with Black★Gold Saw during the OVA, her Black Blade serves her fairly well in the anime series, dealing most of the killing blows in the Otherworld.
* LoveMakesYouEvil: Her desire to fulfill Mato's own desire to help others leads to her killing the other Other Selves.
* MadeOfIron: She takes enough damage to kill a human several times over in the first episode alone.
* MoreDakka: See GatlingGood. Every time she is outnumbered by projectiles or minions, B★RS responds by transforming her slow cannon to a faster minigun.
* NiceJobBreakingItHero:
** Decapitating/killing "other selves" causes people to lose their grief. It also causes them to lose the attachments that caused said grief.
** Her unchecked progress in destroying the Otherworld is what is getting Saya to try to stress out the girls in the hopes of getting "other selves" to stop her.
* OffhandBackhand: Chariot tries to rush at her with a sword when her back is turned, but instead B★RS ignites her eye-fire and beheads her, barely even turning at all.
* PerpetualMotionMonster: All otherselves doesn't need sustenance other than justification for their existence -- the continual suffering of their humanselves for them to shoulder. But B★RS is especially notable in this regard, because she invades the realm of other otherselves ''to kill them''.
* SwordAndGun: She wields both her sword and cannon at the same time in Episode 5.
* VillainProtagonist: In a sense. Since she is the one who intentionally kills the otherselves, beings who are merely existing for the purpose of shouldering the grief of their real counterparts.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Sort of. Technically she has no emotions and only acts by instinct - however she was born of a desire to help people.

[[AC:2012 Anime Tropes applying to Insane Black★Rock Shooter]]
* AlienBlood: Has purple blood. Emphsized in the final fight with Mato, who's bleeding out normal blood despite turning into an Other Self.
* AnArmAndALeg: Arm with your main weapon on it injured? Rip the dang thing off.
* AxCrazy: There's a reason she's referred to as ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Insane]]''.
* TheBerserker: Her fighting style is pretty much rushing in blindly, shooting down everything in sight, and shrugging off whatever grazed/slashed/crushed her.
* {{BFS}}: A Big Sword [[BladeBelowTheShoulder Below The Shoulder]]
* CreepyMonotone: When communicating with Mato.
* DarkActionGirl: Same as Black★Rock Shooter but a lot more open about it.
* DissonantSerenity[=/=]TranquilFury: Despite her rage-filled expression, her telepathic communication with Mato is utterly emotionless. Justified since she doesn't actually have emotion.
* DetachmentCombat[=/=]RocketPunch: In the first few minutes, B★GS severely injures the arm IB★RS has her {{BFS}}[=/=]{{BFG}}, IB★RS's response is to RIP
huge BoomStick that arm off and throw it.
* DimensionalCutter: After her transformation, she uses the Insane Blade Claw to forcefully cut open a portal shortcut to Black★Gold Saw's location.
* DualWielding: Has her {{BFS}}/{{BFG}} on her right arm, holds a [[BlackSwordsAreBetter much smaller blade]]
serves him well in the other. Later, she uses the chains attached to her back to close combat.
* EvilRedhead: [[RunningGag With]] [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow matching eyes]].
* PlayingWithFire: His boss fight features liberal
use B★GS's sword. After she shoots off the arm holding said blade of course.
* EnemyWithout: To Mato in the last episode.
* EpicFlail: After ripping her arm off, she uses the chain attached to her back to turn the weapon attached to said arm into this. She then uses B★GS's sword in the same way.
* FeelNoPain: Mato takes it instead.
* FusionDance: One fan story has her be a fusion of Black★Rock Shooter and Black★Gold Saw. In the 2012 anime, she appears after Mato and Black★Rock Shooter fuse...[[FreakOut but with a twist]].
* {{Gunblade}}: Her new BFS can also can be used to shoot a MASSIVE amount of shots.
* TheJuggernaut: Nothing stands between her and her kills. Not even Mato can stop her...Until she becomes her EnemyWithout.
* LavaSurfing: She surfs over Strength's LethalLavaLand domain using her {{BFS}}!
* NamedWeapons: "Insane Blade Claw" for her short sword and "Insane Cannon Lance" for her BFS/BFG hybrid weapon.
* PainfulTransformation: All that new armor plating bloodily burst out from beneath her skin.
* PowerBornOfMadness: As Insane B★RS. Yomi's death by her own hands caused the tragic transformation.
* PurpleIsPowerful: B★RS is strong normally, but as Insane Black★Rock Shooter with a purple motif (red mixed with the blue), she's nearly unstoppable.
* SuperpoweredEvilSide: To B★RS and Mato.
* SwordDrag: Since her BFS/BFG is too large, Insane B★RS does this whenever she walks in Strength's domain.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Her toy was advertised on the website before she appeared in the anime.
* VariableLengthChain: It must be magical as it is able to float around in midair carrying Insane B★RS's giant weapons.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Same as Black★Rock Shooter. But this time, she is more brutal in combat.
flame.



[[folder:Dead Master]]
!! Dead Master
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MiyukiSawashiro

A girl with two horns and the "Dead Scythe". Seems to be followed around by two telepathic skulls, which she uses as weapons. She also has powers over chains.

May be a {{Yandere}}. Her human counterpart is Yomi. As such she is also voiced by Creator/MiyukiSawashiro.

She receives a noticeable redesign in the 2012 Anime, including glasses and a wedding veil.

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[[folder:Dead Master]]
!! Dead Master
[[folder:Shizu]]
!!SZZU (Shizu)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MiyukiSawashiro

Creator/YokoHikasa

Ranked third.
A girl with two horns calm and the "Dead Scythe". Seems to be followed around by two telepathic skulls, which she uses as weapons. She also has powers over chains.

May be a {{Yandere}}. Her
methodical woman whose advanced grasp of human counterpart is Yomi. As such she is also voiced by Creator/MiyukiSawashiro.

emotions gives her greater empathy than the other Apostles. She receives a noticeable redesign in is the 2012 Anime, including glasses and a wedding veil.only one capable of understanding the words spoken by her twin, CKRY.



[[AC:General Tropes]]
* ChainPain: Chains are a general motif of hers and she uses them extensively in combat.
* CoDragons: Has a pair of huge, levitating, metallic, black skulls as her top two minions and main means of attack.
* DarkMagicalGirl: In the OVA, she's merged with, or possessing, Yomi. Still counts for the Anime too.
* DemBones: Not herself (unless you count her skinless wings), but a major part of her depictions is to be surrounded by undead skeletons, usually the two giant skulls that accompany her. Part of her scythe and horns resemble vertebrae, too.
* ElegantGothicLolita: It covers up a lot of skin, but adds to her evil-ness. It gets even frillier in the 2012 anime.
* FemmeFatalons: Her hands are somewhat oversized with sharp, armored fingers.
* GoodWingsEvilWings: She appears to have skinless bat wings sticking out of her back.
* GreenEyes: In contrast with her rival's IcyBlueEyes.
* GreenEyedMonster: She's basically an embodiment of jealousy with green eyes who gets stronger as Yomi becomes more jealous.
* TheGrimReaper: Definitely has this vibe to her overall theme. She's named ''Dead'' Master and carries a scythe after all.
* HornedHumanoid: Generally has vertebrae-like horns on her head, whether black or green.
* NamedWeapons: "Dead Scythe".
* OjouRinglets: Identical to Yomi's, of course.
* PsychoticSmirk / SlasherSmile: She is almost always portrayed sporting this on, as opposed to her human counterpart. She occasionally does this too in the OVA. And really, her Scythe being broken didn't prevent her from licking her fingers, and then giving this to Black★Rock Shooter as if nothing happened.
* SexyBacklessOutfit: Much more evident in the OVA, as some shots reveal her bare back.
* SicklyGreenGlow: As part of her color motif and general nature as an antagonist.
* SinisterScythe: Hers seems to dual-function as her MagicWand.
* TheRival: Can be interpreted as this to Black★Rock Shooter.
* WingsDoNothing: Mostly spends her fights leaping about and when she does take to the air to glide or hover, it seems to be a case of PowerFloats.
* {{Yandere}}: Hinted at in the OVA towards Black★Rock Shooter, much like her human self has this feeling towards Mato. This is made more blatant in the 2012 Anime where she's even wearing a wedding veil.

[[AC:OVA Tropes]]
* DemonicPossession: Stole Yomi's body for her own after absorbing enough of her negativity.
* EmotionEater: Grew stronger by feeding off of Yomi's loneliness and jealousy over Mato and Yuu's blooming friendship, to the point where she became strong enough to become the dominant personality of the two.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Black★Rock Shooter laying down her arms and hugging her, despite all the pain inflicted on her, confuses and frustrates Dead Master to no end. It leads to her defeat.
* TheHeartless: Strongly implied to be one to Yomi.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Does this to Black★Rock Shooter, first by chaining her to a wall; whether this is feeding off Yomi's instincts or if it's entirely the Dead Master's volition is up to debate.
* LoadBearingBoss: Her lair starts crumbling after she escapes Yomi's body and dissolves.
* OhCrap: Her reaction in the near-end of the OVA when Black★Rock Shooter broke the chains holding her in place, marches forwards towards her, and then embraced her. She resisted to no avail, resulting in her falling off the ledge and then dissolving afterwards, leaving the body of Yomi aside.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: In the OVA, after "taking" Yomi, she did absolutely nothing except apparently sit in her throne room waiting. Though it's likely she was waiting for B★RS anyway.

[[AC:2012 Anime Tropes]]
* AdaptationalWimp: In the OVA, Dead Master was a perfectly capable fighter. In the anime, B★RS quickly unravels the chain, and she gets carried away helplessly by Chariot's spider minions. After struggling for a ridiculously long time against the chains binding her, it seems like she might join the fight... but then she gets dragged into a fissure created by Black★Gold Saw. Though it may be justified in a sense since Yomi was in a pretty weak state.
** This no longer applies after Episode 4, where she is able to hold her own in a fight against Black★Rock Shooter.
* BackFromTheDead / BackForTheFinale: To help fight against the end-of-series threat.
* BigBoosHaunt: Her zone of the otherworld.
* ChainedByFashion: Sealed by Chariot with her own chains as a symbolism of Kagari's control over Yomi's guilt. When Yomi's FreakOut reaches its apex, her chains warp around her into a giant mountain and explode into her army of countless skeletons.
* CompositeCharacter: She uses the name and general look of Dead Master, but shares aspects with "Black★Devil Girl", such as the glasses and green theme color.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Played for drama in Episode 5, since Mato didn't want to kill her.
* {{Meganekko}}: Given glasses in the 2012 series, and also counts as FourEyesZeroSoul.
* NaturalWeapon: Has huge mechanical-looking claws.
* NightOfTheLivingMooks: Episode 4 sees this, as she raises an army of undead.
* OutOfFocus: In the OVA, she's the arguable BigBad, being the main antagonistic force in the Otherworld. In the Anime, Black★Rock Shooter is the VillainProtagonist, and Strength and Black★Gold Saw become {{Ascended Extra}}s, leaving her with a more marginal role. She even gets killed in Episode 5, and doesn't appear again until the end.

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[[AC:General Tropes]]
* ChainPain: Chains are a general motif of hers and she uses them extensively in combat.
* CoDragons: Has a pair of huge, levitating, metallic, black skulls as her top two minions and main means of attack.
* DarkMagicalGirl: In the OVA, she's merged with, or possessing, Yomi. Still counts for the Anime too.
* DemBones: Not herself (unless you count her skinless wings), but a major part of her depictions is to be surrounded by undead skeletons, usually the two giant skulls that accompany her. Part of her scythe and horns resemble vertebrae, too.
* ElegantGothicLolita: It covers up a lot of skin, but adds to her evil-ness. It gets even frillier in the 2012 anime.
* FemmeFatalons: Her hands are somewhat oversized with sharp, armored fingers.
* GoodWingsEvilWings: She appears to have skinless bat wings sticking out of her back.
* GreenEyes: In contrast with her rival's IcyBlueEyes.
* GreenEyedMonster:
AffablyEvil: She's basically an embodiment of jealousy with green eyes who gets stronger as Yomi becomes more jealous.
* TheGrimReaper: Definitely has this vibe to her overall theme. She's named ''Dead'' Master and carries a scythe after all.
* HornedHumanoid: Generally has vertebrae-like horns on her head, whether black or green.
* NamedWeapons: "Dead Scythe".
* OjouRinglets: Identical to Yomi's, of course.
* PsychoticSmirk / SlasherSmile: She is almost always portrayed sporting this on, as opposed to her human counterpart. She occasionally does this too in
got the OVA. And really, her Scythe being broken didn't prevent her from licking her fingers, and then giving this to Black★Rock Shooter same objective as if nothing happened.
* SexyBacklessOutfit: Much more evident in
every other boss, but because humans don't use the OVA, as some shots reveal her bare back.
* SicklyGreenGlow: As part of her color motif and general nature as an antagonist.
* SinisterScythe: Hers seems to dual-function as her MagicWand.
* TheRival: Can be interpreted as this to Black★Rock Shooter.
* WingsDoNothing: Mostly spends her fights leaping about and when
"neblading" that the aliens do, she does take to the air to glide or hover, it seems to be a case of PowerFloats.
* {{Yandere}}: Hinted at in the OVA towards Black★Rock Shooter, much like her human self has this feeling towards Mato. This is made more blatant in the 2012 Anime where she's even wearing a wedding veil.

[[AC:OVA Tropes]]
* DemonicPossession: Stole Yomi's body for her own after absorbing enough of her negativity.
* EmotionEater: Grew stronger by feeding off of Yomi's loneliness and jealousy over Mato and Yuu's blooming friendship, to the point where she became strong enough to become the dominant personality of the two.
* EvilCannotComprehendGood: Black★Rock Shooter laying down her arms and hugging her, despite all the pain inflicted on her, confuses and frustrates Dead Master to no end. It leads to her defeat.
* TheHeartless: Strongly implied to be one to Yomi.
* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Does this to Black★Rock Shooter, first by chaining her to a wall; whether this is feeding off Yomi's instincts or if it's entirely the Dead Master's volition is up to debate.
* LoadBearingBoss: Her lair starts crumbling after she escapes Yomi's body and dissolves.
* OhCrap: Her reaction in the near-end of the OVA when Black★Rock Shooter broke the chains holding her in place, marches forwards towards her, and then embraced her. She resisted to no avail, resulting in her falling off the ledge and then dissolving afterwards, leaving the body of Yomi aside.
* OrcusOnHisThrone: In the OVA, after "taking" Yomi, she did absolutely nothing except apparently sit in her throne room waiting. Though it's likely she was waiting for
gives B★RS anyway.

[[AC:2012 Anime Tropes]]
* AdaptationalWimp: In
the OVA, Dead Master was a perfectly capable fighter. In time to comfort the anime, dying members of the PSS.
* EnemyMine: She tries to propose this to
B★RS quickly unravels as she feels there could be a better way of getting information. Unfortunately, one of XNFE's drones attack.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: She shows a more thoughtful side than
the chain, and she gets carried away helplessly by Chariot's spider minions. After struggling for a ridiculously long time against the chains binding her, it seems like she might join the fight... but then she gets dragged into a fissure created by Black★Gold Saw. Though it may be justified in a sense since Yomi was in a pretty weak state.
** This no longer applies after Episode 4, where she is able to hold her own in a fight against Black★Rock Shooter.
* BackFromTheDead / BackForTheFinale: To help fight against the end-of-series threat.
* BigBoosHaunt: Her zone
rest of the otherworld.
Apostles.
* ChainedByFashion: Sealed by Chariot with her own chains as a symbolism of Kagari's control over Yomi's guilt. When Yomi's FreakOut reaches its apex, her chains warp around her into a giant mountain and explode into her army of countless skeletons.
* CompositeCharacter: She uses the name and general look of Dead Master, but shares aspects with "Black★Devil Girl", such as the glasses and green theme color.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Played for drama in Episode 5, since Mato didn't want to kill her.
* {{Meganekko}}: Given glasses in the 2012 series, and also counts as FourEyesZeroSoul.
* NaturalWeapon: Has huge mechanical-looking claws.
* NightOfTheLivingMooks: Episode 4 sees this, as she raises an army of undead.
* OutOfFocus: In the OVA, she's the arguable BigBad, being the main antagonistic force in the Otherworld. In the Anime, Black★Rock Shooter
TranslatorBuddy: SZZU is the VillainProtagonist, and Strength and Black★Gold Saw become {{Ascended Extra}}s, leaving her with only one who can understand CKRY's grunts.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Orange. [[RunningGag Noticing
a more marginal role. She even gets killed in Episode 5, and doesn't appear again until trend]] about [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow the end.matching eyes?]]



[[folder:Strength]]
!! Strength
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KanaAsumi.

A mysterious "other self" that is approaching the Dead Master and Black★Rock Shooter throughout the OVA.
She is implied to be the "other self" of the OVA's Yuu.

In the 2012 anime, she is eventually revealed to be the actual Yuu Koutari, who Saya had tried to befriend while they were in high school. She suffered from many familial issues and bullying, but was aware of the Otherworld's existence and related it to Saya when she talked to her. It's implied that the abuse she suffered allowed Strength to become self-aware. After a misunderstanding, Saya offered to do anything for Yuu. Yuu revealed the existences of Strength and Black★Gold Saw, and had Saya promise to protect her and the Otherworld. Afterwards, she contacted Strength and decided to switch places with her, allowing Strength to deal with reality while she deals with the comparative simplicity of the other world.

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[[folder:Strength]]
!! Strength
[[folder:Karli]]
!!CKRY (Karli)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/KanaAsumi.

Yoshimitsu Shimoyama

Ranked fourth.
A mysterious "other self" that is approaching the Dead Master and Black★Rock Shooter throughout the OVA.
She is implied to be the "other self" of the OVA's Yuu.

In the 2012 anime, she is eventually revealed to be the actual Yuu Koutari, who Saya had tried to befriend while they were in high school. She suffered from many familial issues and bullying, but was aware of the Otherworld's existence and related it to Saya when she talked to her. It's implied that the abuse she suffered allowed Strength to become self-aware. After a misunderstanding, Saya offered to do anything for Yuu. Yuu revealed the existences of Strength and Black★Gold Saw, and had Saya promise to protect her and the Otherworld. Afterwards, she contacted Strength and decided to switch places
muscular berserker. His obsession with her, allowing Strength to deal with reality while she deals with the comparative simplicity of the other world."neblading" animals has transformed him into an sub-human brute who communicates in growls.



[[AC:General Tropes]]
* ArtificialLimbs: Both arms.
* CuteBruiser: Implied since we never see her straining under the weight of her giant arms.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: Or Dark Skin and White Hair.
* FourFingeredHands: Her Ogre Arms have these.
* GiantHandsOfDoom: Her metallic Ogre Arms.
* HadesShaded: Unlike the other Otherselves, she has brown skin instead of an UndeathlyPallor.
* InTheHood: Her hood always covers her head, unlike the protagonist.
* NamedWeapons: Her giant mechanical fists are named Orge Arms.
* ProphetEyes: In huke's artwork and in the 2012 anime before she gained emotion, after which they turned [[RedEyesTakeWarning red]].
* SmallGirlBigGun: Her arms are made up of two huge mechanical guns.
* TarotMotifs: Named after the Eighth Major Arcana.

[[AC:2012 Anime Tropes]]
* AscendedExtra: Compared to the OVA. She is in fact central to the plot.
%%* AxCrazy
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: As Yuu, she wanted to switch places with Strength, believing that if she were in a world where all she had to do was fight without thinking, she could take the physical pain and she would be happier. By the time the events of Episode 7 transpire, she is ''clearly'' unhinged by this decision.
* BewareMyStingerTail: Her design gives her a mechanical and prehensile scorpion-like tail.
%%* BerserkerTears
* BigDamnHeroes: Saves Black★Gold Saw from certain death by the hands of Insane Black★Rock Shooter, to Saya's shock.
%%* CreepyChild
* DarkAndTroubledPast: With divorced parents and a mother and stepfather who don't care about her, and a ton of bullies at school who torment her (including dumping their eraser shavings into her rice), she has a lot of this to deal with.
* DefeatMeansFriendship / HeelFaceTurn: Final episode. She returns to the real world and is promptly befriended by the others.
* EmotionlessGirl: Until she goes crazy.
* FingerFirearms[=/=]GatlingGood: Can fire bullets out of her mechanical arms like miniguns.
* LethalLavaLand: Her zone of the otherworld.
* LightningBruiser: She's small, strong, fast and CRAZY, as she would need to be, considering she manages to surprise Insane Black★Rock Shooter.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: She can unfold another pair of arms out of her first set.
* MysteriousWatcher: Implied, as she's seen dragging and throwing away the corpses of Chariot and Dead Master even though she wasn't present for their deaths.
* ParentalNeglect: Her parents divorced and her mother married another man; neither seem to care about her, leaving her in the corner. In fact, they don't seem to care about anything, given the dilapidated state of the house and how it eventually burns down from a neglected cigarette.
* PsychoSmirk: Shows one in the 2012 series.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: She gets them in the 2012 anime, making her an [[EvilAlbino alb]][[HeroicAlbino ino]] of sorts.
* SplitPersonalityTakeover: Of sorts. She's basically Yuu's mind in Strength's body.
* SuddenlyVoiced: The only other self capable of non-telepathic speech... since she's actually a human.
* SuperStrength: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin It's a given.]] from her name.
* SwissArmyWeapon: Her fists are incredibly versatile. Outside of the obvious punches, she can [[FingerFirearms shoot bullets from the fingertips]], transform and combine her fists into a [[GatlingGood minigun]], [[MultiArmedAndDangerous take out an extra pair of arms]], and even form some kind of railed apparatus that uses one fist to propel the other.
* UndeadTaxExemption: The original Yuu in the ending gets introduced to the rest of the class. Considering she's been missing for 10 years, that's quite a bit of paperwork. She even says she doesn't have a home to go to before she returns to the real world. Granted, Saya might have helped ease the transition in this regard.
* VillainousBreakdown: Happens in the last episode, where Strength even tries to mentally interfere with Yuu, weakening the former and leaving and opening for Insane Black★Rock Shooter to destroy her Ogre Arms.
* WhamLine: Delivers the biggest whammy of the 2012 series in Episode 7.
-->Your greeting is rather late, Mato Kuroi. I see my Strength has been relying on you. [[MyNameIsInigoMontoya My name is Yuu Koutari. Strength is down here right now, just as you are.]]
* WhenSheSmiles: She doesn't smile very often as Yuu. Saya notes this in the aftermath of Yuu's house burning down.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Appears to do this underneath her skirt, so this can count as ModestyShorts.

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[[AC:General Tropes]]
* ArtificialLimbs: Both arms.
TheBerserker: Seems to be this.
* CuteBruiser: Implied since we never see her straining under the weight TheBigGuy: Towers over Stella, while most of her giant arms.
* DarkSkinnedBlonde: Or Dark Skin and White Hair.
* FourFingeredHands: Her Ogre Arms have these.
* GiantHandsOfDoom: Her metallic Ogre Arms.
* HadesShaded: Unlike
the other Otherselves, she has brown skin instead of an UndeathlyPallor.
Apostles being OneHeadTaller at most.
* InTheHood: Her hood always covers her head, unlike the protagonist.
* NamedWeapons: Her giant mechanical fists are named Orge Arms.
* ProphetEyes: In huke's artwork
ImAHumanitarian: Well, [[Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible he's not human and in the 2012 anime before she gained emotion, after which they turned [[RedEyesTakeWarning red]].
* SmallGirlBigGun: Her arms are made up of two huge mechanical guns.
* TarotMotifs: Named after the Eighth Major Arcana.

[[AC:2012 Anime Tropes]]
* AscendedExtra: Compared to the OVA. She is in fact central to the plot.
%%* AxCrazy
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: As Yuu, she wanted to switch places with Strength, believing that if she were in a world where all she had to do was fight without thinking, she could take the physical pain and she would be happier. By the time the events of Episode 7 transpire, she is ''clearly'' unhinged by this decision.
* BewareMyStingerTail: Her design gives her a mechanical and prehensile scorpion-like tail.
%%* BerserkerTears
* BigDamnHeroes: Saves Black★Gold Saw from certain death by the hands of Insane Black★Rock Shooter, to Saya's shock.
%%* CreepyChild
* DarkAndTroubledPast: With divorced parents and a mother and stepfather who don't care about her, and a ton of bullies at school who torment her (including dumping their eraser shavings into her rice), she has a lot of this to deal with.
* DefeatMeansFriendship / HeelFaceTurn: Final episode. She returns to the real world and is promptly befriended by the others.
* EmotionlessGirl: Until she goes crazy.
* FingerFirearms[=/=]GatlingGood: Can fire bullets out of her mechanical arms like miniguns.
* LethalLavaLand: Her zone of the otherworld.
* LightningBruiser: She's small, strong, fast and CRAZY, as she would need to be, considering she manages to surprise Insane Black★Rock Shooter.
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: She can unfold another pair of arms out of her first set.
* MysteriousWatcher: Implied, as she's seen dragging and throwing away the corpses of Chariot and Dead Master even though she wasn't present for their deaths.
* ParentalNeglect: Her parents divorced and her mother married another man;
neither seem to care about her, leaving her in the corner. In fact, they don't seem to care about anything, given the dilapidated state of the house and how it eventually burns down from a neglected cigarette.
* PsychoSmirk: Shows one in the 2012 series.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: She gets them in the 2012 anime, making her an [[EvilAlbino alb]][[HeroicAlbino ino]] of sorts.
* SplitPersonalityTakeover: Of sorts. She's basically Yuu's mind in Strength's body.
* SuddenlyVoiced: The only other self capable of non-telepathic speech... since she's actually a human.
* SuperStrength: [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin It's a given.]] from her name.
* SwissArmyWeapon: Her fists
are incredibly versatile. Outside of the obvious punches, she can [[FingerFirearms shoot bullets from the fingertips]], transform and combine her fists into a [[GatlingGood minigun]], [[MultiArmedAndDangerous take out an extra pair of arms]], and even form some kind of railed apparatus that uses one fist to propel the other.
* UndeadTaxExemption: The original Yuu in the ending gets introduced to the rest of the class. Considering she's been missing for 10 years, that's quite a bit of paperwork. She even says she doesn't have a home to go to before she returns to the real world. Granted, Saya might have helped ease the transition in this regard.
* VillainousBreakdown: Happens in the last episode, where Strength even tries to mentally interfere with Yuu, weakening the former and leaving and opening for Insane Black★Rock Shooter to destroy her Ogre Arms.
* WhamLine: Delivers the biggest whammy of the 2012 series in Episode 7.
-->Your greeting is rather late, Mato Kuroi. I see my Strength has been relying on you. [[MyNameIsInigoMontoya My name is Yuu Koutari. Strength is down here right now, just as you are.]]
* WhenSheSmiles: She doesn't smile very often as Yuu. Saya notes this in
his meals]], but the aftermath of Yuu's house burning down.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Appears
MZMA's fight seems to do this underneath her skirt, so this can count as ModestyShorts.imply CKRY '''ate''' him.
* TheUnintelligible: CKRY only "speaks" in grunts and roars.



[[folder:Black★Gold Saw]]
!! Black★Gold Saw

An "other self" who was seen fighting Black★Rock Shooter at the beginning of the OVA. She caused some of her scars; according to some interpretations, she was also responsible for taking Black★Rock Shooter's life.

In the 2012 anime, her eye is seen opening in various locations of the "Otherworld", implying that she's watching. It appears that she has a great deal of power over the Otherworld, and is cultivating the Other Selves. She is in fact trying to stop Black★Rock Shooter from destroying the Otherworld. She is later revealed to be the other self of Saya Irino.

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[[folder:Black★Gold Saw]]
!! Black★Gold Saw

An "other self"
[[folder:Nafe]]
!!XNFE (Nafe)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AsamiShimoda

Ranked fifth. A cute young girl
who was seen fighting Black★Rock embodies the most selfish and dangerous desires of a child. Having gorged herself on mass-media, she has developed a love of game shows and reality television. Her ultimate ambition is to usurp White★Rock Shooter at as the beginning leader of the OVA. She caused some of her scars; according to some interpretations, she was also responsible for taking Black★Rock Shooter's life.

In the 2012 anime, her eye is seen opening in various locations of the "Otherworld", implying that she's watching. It appears that she has a great deal of power over the Otherworld, and is cultivating the Other Selves. She is in fact trying to stop Black★Rock Shooter from destroying the Otherworld. She is later revealed to be the other self of Saya Irino.
alien forces.



[[AC:General Tropes]]
* {{BFS}}: She has a large sword, possibly as big as her in some drawings.
%%* {{Gainaxing}}
* HornedHumanoid: Generally has red horns on her head.
* NamedWeapons: "King Saw" for her long blade.
* NonIndicativeName: She does not, in fact, wear gold in any of the artwork. There is one figure that gives her a bit of gold on her armor and sword, however.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: She wears primarily black clothing with a noticeable tint to them.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: Her entire scheme is red, however, so it doesn't look quite evil - just like an enemy.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Generally wears them.

[[AC:OVA Tropes]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: What was B★GS even doing in the OVA? And what did she do after she won the battle? Did she even win?

[[AC:2012 Anime Tropes]]
* AdaptationalBadass: Her powers go from hand-to-hand combat to ''reality-warping''.
* AdaptationalWimp: As well. In the OVA she appears to actually ''beat'' B★RS, but in the anime she puts up the least impressive fight of any character. Though note that when she was fighting with B★RS, Saya was intentionally trying to take the diplomatic route with Mato, so she did comparatively little fighting. It doesn't excuse her inability to defend herself though.
* AnArmAndALeg: She's partially responsible for IB★RS losing an arm. IB★RS then gets revenge.
* AscendedExtra: Compared to the OVA. She's the HeroAntagonist trying to defeat B★RS and is the otherself of Saya.
* DiabolusExMachina: When it looks like Chariot's MentalWorld is breaking apart, B★GS suddenly appears, stops the breakdown by [[TimeStandsStill pausing time]], and sends Dead Master into a fissure. Then she vanishes, giving Chariot the opportunity to hit B★RS from behind. This culminates in Chariot [[OffWithHisHead losing her head]]. It's all sort of subverted when we learn that B★GS was trying to kill B★RS, and B★RS would have killed Chariot anyway.
* DimensionalCutter: She sends Dead Master into a fissure into her and Yomi's MentalWorld after slashing the ground.
* EvilRedhead: Of sorts - the 2012 anime makes her hair a very dark red...
** MulticoloredHair: ...to the point where it looks pure black at the top of her head.
* GlassCannon: Her ability to hack off limbs with her speed and strength against Insane Black★Rock Shooter is amazing. Taking damage? Not so amazing.
* {{Irony}}: She is made to look like a devil and clearly represents the Devil arcana, yet her {{Leitmotif}} ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMkTVAYIYdE Heaven]]'' is designed like it would belong in a church.
* LightningBruiser: The fact that she wields a {{BFS}} might not justify it alone as the other characters are also able to wield lofty weapons. She is however, the fastest in combination with her strength. It takes both DM and B★RS a few seconds to notice her, or [[FlashStep rather where she was just standing.]] In addition, She sends Dead Master down a fissure she created with [[SwordBeam a single swing of her sword]].
* MakingASplash: Seems to have a lot of water-related powers. She is also the only other self to cross worlds by sinking herself in a body of water, as seen in Dead Master's world.
* MookMaker: In Episode 6, she shows the ability to create a massive amount of soldiers by throwing water from her watering can onto the ground.
* MysteriousWatcher: She can watch any area of the otherworld she desires by opening a gigantic eye in the sky.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Mato says she resembles a middle-aged lady. It can be justified by the fact that Saya is B★GS.
* RedHerring: Initially played out to be the main antagonist of the story, only later is it clear that the real main antagonist is [[VillainProtagonist Black★Rock Shooter herself.]]
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Moves between different parts of the otherworld by sinking into the ground or water surface.
* TimeStandsStill: She is able to stop the destruction of Chariot's MentalWorld by pausing time.
* TheWorfEffect: After her display of power in Episode 2, B★GS is (literally) single-handedly dispatched by Insane Black★Rock Shooter in Episode 6. See her entry on AdaptationalWimp for more detail.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: She's basically Saya's vehicle to protect the Otherworld.

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[[AC:General Tropes]]
* {{BFS}}: She has a large sword, possibly as big as her in some drawings.
%%* {{Gainaxing}}
AnimalMotifs: Rabbits.
* HornedHumanoid: Generally has red horns on her head.
* NamedWeapons: "King Saw" for her long blade.
* NonIndicativeName: She does not, in fact, wear gold in any of the artwork. There is one figure
AttackDrone: Has rabbit eared ones that gives her have a bit few ways of gold attacking; she also rides on her armor and sword, however.
* RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver: She wears primarily black clothing with a noticeable tint to
one of them.
* RedEyesTakeWarning: ChildrenAreCruel: Her entire scheme is red, however, so it character in a nutshell as she's quick to do mean things.
* PowerFist: A pair of giant mechanical hands.
* {{Stripperific}}: She
doesn't look quite evil - just even get the benefit of wearing a bra like an enemy.
* WhoWearsShortShorts: Generally wears them.

[[AC:OVA Tropes]]
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: What was B★GS even doing in the OVA? And what did she do after she won the battle? Did she even win?

[[AC:2012 Anime Tropes]]
* AdaptationalBadass: Her powers go from hand-to-hand combat to ''reality-warping''.
* AdaptationalWimp: As well. In the OVA she appears to actually ''beat'' B★RS, but in the anime she puts up the least impressive fight of any character. Though note that when she was fighting with B★RS, Saya was intentionally trying to take the diplomatic route with Mato, so she did comparatively little fighting. It doesn't excuse her inability to defend herself though.
* AnArmAndALeg: She's partially responsible for IB★RS losing an arm. IB★RS then gets revenge.
* AscendedExtra: Compared to the OVA. She's the HeroAntagonist trying to defeat
B★RS and is the otherself of Saya.
* DiabolusExMachina: When it looks like Chariot's MentalWorld is breaking apart, B★GS suddenly appears, stops the breakdown by [[TimeStandsStill pausing time]], and sends Dead Master into a fissure. Then
does - she vanishes, giving Chariot the opportunity to hit B★RS from behind. This culminates in Chariot [[OffWithHisHead losing her head]]. It's all sort of subverted when we learn that B★GS was trying to kill B★RS, and B★RS would have killed Chariot anyway.
gets this weird cross thing.
* DimensionalCutter: She sends Dead Master into a fissure into her and Yomi's MentalWorld YouHaveFailedMe: Her ultimate fate after slashing the ground.
* EvilRedhead: Of sorts - the 2012 anime makes her hair a very dark red...
** MulticoloredHair: ...to the point where it looks pure black at the top of her head.
* GlassCannon: Her ability to hack off limbs with her speed and strength against Insane Black★Rock Shooter is amazing. Taking damage? Not so amazing.
* {{Irony}}: She is made to look like a devil and clearly represents the Devil arcana, yet her {{Leitmotif}} ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMkTVAYIYdE Heaven]]'' is designed like it would belong in a church.
* LightningBruiser: The fact that she wields a {{BFS}} might not justify it alone as the other characters are also able to wield lofty weapons. She is however, the fastest in combination with her strength. It takes both DM and B★RS a few seconds to notice her, or [[FlashStep rather where she was just standing.]] In addition, She sends Dead Master down a fissure she created with [[SwordBeam a single swing of her sword]].
* MakingASplash: Seems to have a lot of water-related powers. She is also the only other self to cross worlds
being spared by sinking herself in a body of water, as seen in Dead Master's world.
* MookMaker: In Episode 6, she shows the ability to create a massive amount of soldiers by throwing water from her watering can onto the ground.
* MysteriousWatcher: She can watch any area of the otherworld she desires by opening a gigantic eye in the sky.
* OlderThanTheyLook: Mato says she resembles a middle-aged lady. It can be justified by the fact that Saya is B★GS.
* RedHerring: Initially played out to be the main antagonist of the story, only later is it clear that the real main antagonist is [[VillainProtagonist Black★Rock Shooter herself.]]
* TeleportersAndTransporters: Moves between different parts of the otherworld by sinking into the ground or water surface.
* TimeStandsStill: She is able to stop the destruction of Chariot's MentalWorld by pausing time.
* TheWorfEffect: After her display of power in Episode 2, B★GS is (literally) single-handedly dispatched by Insane Black★Rock Shooter in Episode 6. See her entry on AdaptationalWimp for more detail.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: She's basically Saya's vehicle to protect the Otherworld.
B★RS.



!Introduced in ''Black★Rock Shooter TV (2012 Anime)''

!!Humans

[[folder:Saya]]
!!Saya Irino
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MamikoNoto

The middle school counselor of "Dawn Counseling" at Mato's school. She is often the one to go to when talking about personal problems, and will do it while offering them lots of coffee.

She is the human counterpart of Black★Gold Saw, and can consciously channel herself into her. She is awakening other selves through less than moral means to prevent Black★Rock Shooter from destroying the Otherworld - or more specifically the original Yuu Koutari, who now resides there. She was friends with the original Yuu Koutari in high school and later made a promise to protect her. Yuu revealed Black★Gold Saw to Saya before switching places with Strength.

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!Introduced in ''Black★Rock Shooter TV (2012 Anime)''

!!Humans

[[folder:Saya]]
!!Saya Irino
[[folder:Lilio]]
!!LLWO (Lilio)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MamikoNoto

The middle school counselor of "Dawn Counseling" at Mato's school. She is often the one
Creator/HiroshiKamiya

Ranked sixth. A brash young man who loves
to go to when talking about personal problems, hone his skills in combat. He has unrequited feelings for MEFE which pain him greatly. He "neblades" MEFE after her defeat, absorbing her body and will do it while offering them lots of coffee.

She is the human counterpart of Black★Gold Saw, and can consciously channel herself into her. She is awakening other selves through less than moral means to prevent Black★Rock Shooter from destroying the Otherworld - or more specifically the original Yuu Koutari, who now resides there. She was friends with the original Yuu Koutari in high school and later made a promise to protect her. Yuu revealed Black★Gold Saw to Saya before switching places with Strength.
memories, possibly against her will.



* AntiVillain: In an attempt to fulfill a promise to the original Yuu to protect her - and by extension, protect the Otherworld - she tries to mess up her charges to incite their "other selves" to awaken, purely for the purpose of stopping Black★Rock Shooter's rampage. She also contemplates killing Mato to stop Black★Rock Shooter, but can't do it because she knows it's wrong and that Mato did nothing to deserve it.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: She turns out to be a lot less nice than she initially appeared to be. She initiates Yomi's FreakOut, tries to strangle Mato to death twice and slaps Yuu when she finds out about Mato merging with Black★Rock Shooter.
* DeclarationOfProtection: Her entire motivation is to protect Yuu, and by extension, the Otherworld.
* MisplacedKindergartenTeacher: Only visually. She wears a strange kiddish armband.
* MustHaveCaffeine: Saya really likes drinking coffee. She frequently makes it for students who drop by the counselor's room.
** Though she reveals that she actually ''hates'' coffee when it doesn't have milk in Episode 5.
* MyGreatestFailure / MyGreatestSecondChance: She promised to protect Yuu because she had, for a moment, suspected Yuu of burning down her house. In order to make it up to Yuu, she promised to do anything.
* ThePromise: Her motivation is to keep one concerning Yuu's safety.
* PsychologistTeacher: Well, she ''is'' a counselor after all...
** PsychoPsychologist: ... but not the good kind.
* SenseiChan: They actually call her Saya-chan-sensei.
* TreacherousAdvisor: Does the opposite of what a school counselor is supposed to, all for the sake of the Otheworld.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Her reasons for breaking the girls is that the original Yuu was her friend when she was in high school, and in a desperate attempt to help her, she made a promise to protect her, and, by extension, the Otherworld. She believes that Black★Rock Shooter will destroy the Otherworld if unchecked, so she puts stress on the girls in the hopes of awakening "other selves" to curb her.

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* AntiVillain: In an attempt AvengingTheVillain: Having nebladed MEFE, he goes after B★RS to fulfill a promise to the original Yuu to protect kill her - and by extension, protect the Otherworld - she tries to mess up her charges to incite their "other selves" to awaken, purely for the purpose of stopping Black★Rock Shooter's rampage. She also contemplates killing Mato to stop Black★Rock Shooter, but can't do it because she knows it's wrong and that Mato did nothing to deserve it.
* BitchInSheepsClothing: She turns out to be a lot less nice than she initially appeared to be. She initiates Yomi's FreakOut, tries to strangle Mato to death twice and slaps Yuu when she finds out about Mato merging with Black★Rock Shooter.
* DeclarationOfProtection: Her entire motivation is to protect Yuu, and by extension, the Otherworld.
* MisplacedKindergartenTeacher: Only visually. She wears a strange kiddish armband.
* MustHaveCaffeine: Saya really likes drinking coffee. She frequently makes it for students who drop by the counselor's room.
** Though she reveals that she actually ''hates'' coffee when it doesn't have milk
in Episode 5.
retaliation.
* MyGreatestFailure / MyGreatestSecondChance: She promised to protect Yuu because she had, for a moment, suspected Yuu of burning down her house. In order to make it up to Yuu, she promised JackOfAllStats: Seems to do anything.
* ThePromise: Her motivation is to keep one concerning Yuu's safety.
* PsychologistTeacher: Well, she ''is'' a counselor after all...
** PsychoPsychologist: ... but not the good kind.
* SenseiChan: They actually call her Saya-chan-sensei.
* TreacherousAdvisor: Does the opposite of what a school counselor is supposed to, all for the sake of the Otheworld.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Her reasons for breaking the girls is that the original Yuu was her friend when she was in high school,
both close combat and in long range.
* MulticoloredHair: Has
a desperate attempt to help her, she made a promise to protect her, and, by extension, the Otherworld. She believes that Black★Rock Shooter will destroy the Otherworld if unchecked, so she puts stress streak of black on the girls in the hopes of awakening "other selves" to curb her. white.



[[folder:Kagari]]
!!Kagari Izuriha
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/EriKitamura

A girl who lives close to Yomi. She is a childhood friend of hers, and is bound to a wheelchair; thus, she does not attend their school. She lives next door to Yomi and seems to be controlling her via a TinCanTelephone, constantly telling her that she "must not make friends" and claiming Yomi to be "hers"; according to her Yomi must "take responsibility". It turns out that when Yomi was moving away with her family Kagari tried to run after her and was hit by a car.

Fond of pastries and dolls, but is very, very blatant about her hatred for anyone. After Black★Rock Shooter beheads Chariot, she suddenly and rather unnervingly becomes calmer and starts to get over her trauma. She eventually returns to school in Episode 4.

She is the human counterpart of Chariot. Chariot's death in Episode 2 causes her to lose all of her grief - and also her attachment to Yomi.

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[[folder:Kagari]]
!!Kagari Izuriha
[[folder:Zaha]]
!!SAHA (Zaha)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/EriKitamura

A girl who lives close to Yomi. She is a childhood friend
Creator/YosukeAkimoto

Ranked seventh. The leader
of hers, the Apostles, he resembles an old man and the master of a martial art the aliens call "Universal Karate". His role is bound to a wheelchair; thus, she does not attend "train" any possible Whites to their school. She lives next door to Yomi and seems to be controlling her via a TinCanTelephone, constantly telling her that she "must not make friends" and claiming Yomi to be "hers"; according to her Yomi must "take responsibility". It turns out that when Yomi was moving away with her family Kagari tried to run after her and was hit by a car.

Fond of pastries and dolls, but is very, very blatant about her hatred for anyone. After Black★Rock Shooter beheads Chariot, she suddenly and rather unnervingly becomes calmer and starts to get
maximum potential before handing them over her trauma. She eventually returns to school in Episode 4.

She is the human counterpart of Chariot. Chariot's death in Episode 2 causes her to lose all of her grief - and also her attachment to Yomi.
W★RS.



* AmbiguousDisorder: Kagari has this. At first, her family (and the audience) thinks that the only disability Kagari has is physical, due to an accident. Although the series later shows that some part of her mentality is unstable as well. She gets better... mostly, see NoSocialSkills
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: A (probably) non-romantic version. After seeing Yomi coming back to school, her memories of Yomi begin to come back slowly. She is also disoriented by Mato's disappearance.
* BastardGirlfriend: She ''is'' one. When she stops being a bastard and becomes capable of normal relationships with other people, Yomi ''snaps''. That's an eerily familiar development...
** UnsexySadist: She's definitely portrayed as repulsive.
%%* BitchInSheepsClothing
* CreepyChild: Early in the 2012 series, she is portrayed as unnerving towards Mato and is very controlling of Yomi.
** UsedToBeASweetKid: At least before the accident.
* CreepyDoll: Heavily associated with one. Its name is Mary. She also "talks through" it, claiming that anything she says while acting as Mary is not something that she is saying. YMMV whether the doll or her owner is creepier.
--> "Go away! Go away! Go away!"
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: Blonde hair and creepy, creepy gold eyes.
* CuteAndPsycho: Mostly psycho, though. Never has a cute lil' blonde girl saying "Kaere (Go away)!" been so creepy. She shows the cute later, when she adapts to school life.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Metaphorically, at any rate.
* DefrostingIceQueen: She instantly becomes a nice person and is friends with Mato. Not only that, but she gets instantly popular in the class ''just by saying "shut up!"''
* DontYouDarePityMe: Says this almost word for word.
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: Sports these in Episodes 1 and 2 as an indication of her psychosis.
* EpiphanyTherapy: Gets over her years-long psychosis rather easily.
** She is, however, still a bit psychotic - she likes to make strange remarks from time to time that are a little disturbing.
* EvilCripple: Subverted. She's not ''actually'' crippled. Pretending like she is - or convincing herself that she is - is ''part'' of her evilness.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Upon attending school again, she ties her hair into a side-ponytail.
* GlurgeAddict: Loves dolls and macarons and is almost always seen with one or the other. This does not make her [[CuteIsEvil any less creepy.]]
%%* HairDecorations
* HeelFaceTurn: She and Mato become friends in Episode 4.
* JerkAss: It's one thing to not like someone, but it's another thing to tell them to their face to GTFO.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Still as crude as before but at least she's genuinely ''TRYING'' to be nice now.
* KnightOfCerebus: Her appearance sets the dark nature of the show.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: After her other self Chariot gets her head chopped off, she loses her attachment to Yomi. She remembers that she loved her once, but she can't invoke those feelings anymore.
** She regains at least some of her memories in Episode 8.
* LookBothWays: She was hit by a car while trying to catch up with Yomi.
* NoSocialSkills: Ridiculously blunt in her psychoticness toward Mato. Even after she is healed, she's comically blunt and foul-mouthed, which earns her popularity at school. She also [[InnocentlyInsensitive badly, '''badly''' words her gratitude]] to Yomi for taking care of her all those years.
* PseudoCrisis: At the end of Episode 2 it seems like something bad happened to Kagari... but then in the next episode we learn that she just fell asleep.
* SelfInflictedHell: A mundane example. She's not actually crippled physically. However, her mental state has been driven so badly that she believes herself to be crippled, to the point where a twisted wrist makes her think that she is completely incapable of doing this. Debatable as to whether this is "hell", however, as she seems to take pleasure in forcing herself to be dependent on her.
* SweetTooth: Not only does she enjoy sweets, but she's good at making them too, like the madelines and chocolate chip cookies she made for Yomi.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Says her first name, Kagari when referring to herself.
* VillainousBreakdown: In Episode 2, when Yomi dares to suggest that she move on from the accident.
* WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou: Semi-inversion; it's more like Why Did You Make Me Hit Myself?
* {{Yandere}}: For Yomi in the beginning of the show, thought it's later undone.

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* AmbiguousDisorder: Kagari has this. At first, her family (and the audience) thinks that the only disability Kagari has is physical, due to an accident. Although the series later shows that some part of her mentality is unstable as well. She gets better... mostly, see NoSocialSkills
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: A (probably) non-romantic version. After seeing Yomi coming back to school, her memories of Yomi begin to come back slowly. She is also disoriented by Mato's disappearance.
* BastardGirlfriend: She ''is'' one. When she stops being a bastard and becomes capable of normal relationships with other people, Yomi ''snaps''. That's an eerily familiar development...
** UnsexySadist: She's definitely portrayed as repulsive.
%%* BitchInSheepsClothing
* CreepyChild: Early in the 2012 series, she is portrayed as unnerving towards Mato and is very controlling of Yomi.
** UsedToBeASweetKid: At least before the accident.
* CreepyDoll: Heavily associated with one. Its name is Mary. She also "talks through" it, claiming that anything she says while acting as Mary is not something that she is saying. YMMV whether the doll or her owner is creepier.
--> "Go away! Go away! Go away!"
* CurtainsMatchTheWindows: Blonde hair and creepy, creepy gold eyes.
* CuteAndPsycho: Mostly psycho, though. Never has a cute lil' blonde girl saying "Kaere (Go away)!" been so creepy. She shows the cute later, when she adapts to school life.
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Metaphorically, at any rate.
* DefrostingIceQueen: She instantly becomes a nice person and is friends with Mato. Not only that, but she gets instantly popular in the class ''just by saying "shut up!"''
* DontYouDarePityMe: Says this almost word for word.
* DullEyesOfUnhappiness: Sports these in Episodes 1 and 2 as an indication of her psychosis.
* EpiphanyTherapy: Gets over her years-long psychosis rather easily.
** She is, however, still a bit psychotic - she likes to make strange remarks from time to time that are a little disturbing.
* EvilCripple: Subverted. She's not ''actually'' crippled. Pretending like she is - or convincing herself that she is - is ''part'' of her evilness.
* ExpositoryHairstyleChange: Upon attending school again, she ties her hair into a side-ponytail.
* GlurgeAddict: Loves dolls and macarons and is almost always seen with one or the other. This does not make her [[CuteIsEvil any less creepy.]]
%%* HairDecorations
* HeelFaceTurn: She and Mato become friends in Episode 4.
* JerkAss:
HumongousMecha: It's one thing to not like someone, clear if his machine is meant to be this or MiniMecha but it's another thing to tell them to their face to GTFO.
** JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Still as crude as before but at least she's genuinely ''TRYING'' to be nice now.
* KnightOfCerebus: Her appearance sets the dark nature of the show.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: After her other self Chariot gets her head chopped off, she loses her attachment to Yomi. She remembers
definitely enough that she loved her once, but she can't invoke those feelings anymore.
** She regains at least some of her memories in Episode 8.
he outsizes B★RS.
* LookBothWays: She was hit by a car while trying to catch up with Yomi.
* NoSocialSkills: Ridiculously blunt in her psychoticness toward Mato. Even after she is healed, she's comically blunt and foul-mouthed, which earns her popularity at school. She also [[InnocentlyInsensitive badly, '''badly''' words her gratitude]] to Yomi for taking care of her all those years.
* PseudoCrisis: At the end of Episode 2 it seems like something bad happened to Kagari... but then in the next episode we learn that she just fell asleep.
* SelfInflictedHell:
OldMaster: A mundane example. She's not actually crippled physically. However, her mental state has been driven so badly that she believes herself to be crippled, to the point where a twisted wrist makes her think that she is completely incapable of doing this. Debatable as to whether this is "hell", however, as she seems to take pleasure in forcing herself to be dependent on her.
* SweetTooth: Not only does she enjoy sweets, but she's good at making them too, like the madelines and chocolate chip cookies she
very old Apostle made for Yomi.
* ThirdPersonPerson: Says her first name, Kagari when referring to herself.
* VillainousBreakdown: In Episode 2, when Yomi dares to suggest that she move on from the accident.
* WhyDidYouMakeMeHitYou: Semi-inversion; it's more like Why Did You Make Me Hit Myself?
* {{Yandere}}: For Yomi in the beginning
strong by his mastery of the show, thought it's later undone."Universal Karate".



[[folder:Arata]]
!!Arata Kohata
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ManamiNumakura

A member of Mato and Yuu's basketball team. Seems to always wear her jersey.

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[[folder:Arata]]
!!Arata Kohata
!!Others
[[folder: White★Rock Shooter (RPG)]]
!!White★Rock Shooter (RPG)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/ManamiNumakura

Creator/MaayaSakamoto.

A member mysterious young woman who appears as an "inverted" version of Mato B★RS, trading black for white and Yuu's basketball team. Seems blue eyes for red. She is an alien being who became known as "Sing Love" on Earth. She engineered "The Game" so that she could consume/assimilate a perfect clone of herself. To do this, she staged the alien invasion and then convinced the Earth forces to always wear use her jersey.as the base for a clone army to fight against them. However, the resulting clone army lacked the ability to retain their memories over time, delaying her plan until "B★RS" (who ''could'' retain memories) appeared.
----
* AscendedExtra: Before the RPG came out, White★Rock Shooter was just a "[[PaletteSwap negative]]" version of B★RS that appeared in artwork. In the RPG, she's the ''villain.''
* BigBad: Apparently.
* EvilCounterpart: As the General commanding the Earth-wrecking Apostles, contrasting Stella's initials servitude to the UEF.
* GoodWingsEvilWings: Mechanical white wings that look unpleasantly like scythes qualify for 'evil'.
* ItsAllAboutMe: This is her biggest trait, as the "Game" she's engineered only has her interests in mind while using everyone else. And her goal of consuming a perfect clone of herself is undeniably narcissistic.
* LightIsNotGood: A WomanInWhite responsible for [[KillEmAll wiping out humanity]].
* LukeIAmYourFather: She is really "Sing-Love", the person Stella and Nana are clones of.
* MirrorBoss: Surprisingly [[AvertedTrope averted]]; despite the PaletteSwap appearance and name, she fights too differently to qualify for this trope. That doesn't stop it from being [[InvokedTrope invoked]] in her dialogue preceding the fight and the pre-battle screen for her second phase, and her finisher has her crossing swords and trading gunfire with identical copies of Stella's blade and cannon.
-->''Like oposing mirrors... This is precisely the game I chose to play.''
* SequentialBoss: Unlike the Apostles having two-layer health bars, her battle is actually two separate fights, and she fights differently in each.
* SinisterScythe: A big white one. Her wings also have a scythe-like design at first.
[[/folder]]

!Characters of ''Black★Rock Shooter: Innocent Soul''

!! Protagonists

[[folder:Rock]]
!!Black★Rock Shooter

A girl who watches over Hazama.



* ACupAngst: Claims to Saya that the only reason she can't confess to a boy she likes is because she doesn't have "big boobs".
* EarnYourHappyEnding: She and Taku are now a couple, and Mato teases her about it.
* GenkiGirl: All Mato wanted to do was show interest in the basketball club. Instead, Arata made her run sprints.
%%* GirlishPigtails
%%* HairDecorations
* InSeriesNickname: Kohacchi.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Black★Rock Shooter killing her fledging other self caused her to lose her love for Taku, an attachment that gave her grief.
** She regains these feelings in the last episode.
* LoveConfession: She likes a boy in her class named Taku and gives him a love letter. It ends ''very'' badly when his {{Jerkass}} friends decide to mock her in front of the entire school.
** It eventually ends in an EarnYourHappyEnding for the two.
* OutOfFocus: She actually doesn't become important in any way.
* SacrificialLamb: To illustrate the effects of an other self dying, Arata's gets killed off in the first episode she appears.
* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: She does appear on the website, however.
* StepfordSmiler: This is who she really is, though no one is fooled. It's a source of stress for Mato knowing that Arata is hurting inside but shrugs it all off.
%%* {{Tsundere}}
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Unlike the OVA, the TV anime plays this fairly straight with Arata, whose red hair is quite implausible.

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* ACupAngst: Claims to Saya When Let tells Io that eating carrots will make her bustier, Rock swallows an entire piece. And she strangles Ron for calling her flat-chested during their "ventriloquist act".
* BerserkButton: Flips out when she hears
the word "Disappear". The reason? Some bullies burnt her shoulder and leg with cigarettes while chanted the word in her DarkAndTroubledPast, only starting to appear as flashes of memories after being in contact with a corrupted soul who died in fire. Before that, she has no reason she can't confess to a boy she likes is because she doesn't have "big boobs".
* EarnYourHappyEnding: She and Taku are now a couple, and Mato teases her about it.
* GenkiGirl: All Mato wanted to do was show interest in the basketball club. Instead, Arata made her run sprints.
%%* GirlishPigtails
%%* HairDecorations
* InSeriesNickname: Kohacchi.
* LaserGuidedAmnesia: Black★Rock Shooter killing her fledging
other self caused than instinct why she hates the word.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: With Ron.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Eventually.
* EmotionlessGirl: Has difficulty recognizing what "fun" is, and utterly confused why she has tears leaking from
her to lose eyes after seeing her love for Taku, an attachment that gave her grief.
** She regains these feelings in the last episode.
* LoveConfession: She likes a boy in her class named Taku and gives him a love letter. It ends ''very'' badly when his {{Jerkass}} friends decide to mock her in front of the entire school.
** It eventually ends in an EarnYourHappyEnding for the two.
* OutOfFocus: She actually doesn't become important in any way.
* SacrificialLamb: To illustrate the effects of an other self dying, Arata's gets killed off in the first episode she appears.
* SirNotAppearingInThisTrailer: She does appear on the website,
previous life. She's not quite content with this, however.
* StepfordSmiler: This GenderBlenderName: Here, B★RS is called "Rock". She is also the legendary "Black Star".
* GoodIsNotNice: She knows what her mission is, and she offers no consolation to Reto,
who just realized that he's a dead guy all along. She becomes nice through CharacterDevelopment, to the point that she really is, consoles a fading Dead by acting as her fiance
* IllGirl: Her dying self after being pushed by her bullies.
* NotSoAboveItAll: When Kaede's surroundings take the form of a shopping mall, Rock immediately starts [[ShoppingMontage putting together an ensemble]] for the planned LoveConfession to Dead.
* RageAgainstTheMentor / BrokenPedestal: To Ram after being forced to kill Dead.
* {{Shinigami}}: Her role is fairly close to one, in that she makes sure souls aren't trapped in Hazama.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She's easily the most emotive B★RS,
though no one is fooled. she has an air of stoicism to her.
%%* WhatIsThisFeeling
* WhenSheSmiles: Though she's a lot more emotive than most other incarnations.
* YouAreNumberSix:
It's a source of stress for Mato knowing revealed that Arata is hurting inside but shrugs it all off.
%%* {{Tsundere}}
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Unlike
she isn't the OVA, the TV anime plays this fairly straight with Arata, whose red hair is quite implausible.only Black Shooter. To be exact, she's number 01451.



!! Other Selves

[[folder:Chariot]]
!!Chariot

The other self of Kagari. A wheel-legged Otherself that Black★Rock Shooter provokes into fighting for holding Dead Master a hostage.

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!! Other Selves

[[folder:Chariot]]
!!Chariot

The other self
[[folder:Ron]]
!!Ron

A sort
of Kagari. A wheel-legged Otherself that Black★Rock Shooter provokes into fighting for holding Dead Master snake-like being, he forms a hostage.sort of partnership as a sort of physical manifestation of Rock's powers.



* BackFromTheDead [[BackForTheFinale For The Finale]]: She comes back to help Mato defeat IB★RS. And of course, her head is intact.
* BlackSwordsAreBetter: Unclear if it's actually better, but it does look cool.
* CanonForeigner[=/=]{{Expy}}: She doesn't appear to be any of huke's previously created characters, but she bears a noticeable resemblance to the Apostle SZZU from [[VideoGame/BlackRockShooter the video game]].
* CoolCrown: Has a huge black spiked crown that wraps around her head.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: The trailers make her seem more important than she actually is. But that's only for the early episodes of the series.
* DynamicEntry: Her preferable method of saying hello to a guest is to run them over with her overly giant spider and cart.
* EdibleAmmunition: Her vehicle has cannons that fire giant explosive macaroons.
* ElegantGothicLolita: Her appearance and dress invoke this, and she is just as tall as Kagari.
* EvilGloating: Of sorts. When Chariot first runs over Black★Rock Shooter with her SpiderTank, she gets out and begins dropping gooey regular-sized macaroons on Black★Rock Shooter's face while she's still buried under the rubble. [[RefugeInAudacity Veeery]] [[OverlyLongGag slowly.]]
* GiantSpider: Drives a giant robot spider as a sort of chariot.
** MythologyGag: It resembles an enemy from the PSP game.
* LevelAte: Her zone of the otherworld.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: She has a huge, wheel-like shield with spikes on it.
* OffWithHerHead: In Episode 2. The effect seems to have erased Kagari's attachment to Yomi, allowing her to get over her trauma... but also causing Yomi's FreakOut.
* RollerbladeGood: Except the wheels are actually her feet.
* SpikedWheels: There are spikes on the sides of her leg wheels.
* TarotMotifs: Named after the Seventh Major Arcana.

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* BackFromTheDead [[BackForTheFinale For The Finale]]: She comes back to help Mato defeat IB★RS. And of course, her head is intact.
* BlackSwordsAreBetter: Unclear if it's actually better,
ACupAngst: Not him, but it does look cool.
he loves teasing Rock for being flat-chested.
* CanonForeigner[=/=]{{Expy}}: She doesn't appear to be any of huke's previously created characters, but she bears a noticeable resemblance to the Apostle SZZU from [[VideoGame/BlackRockShooter the video game]].
* CoolCrown: Has a huge black spiked crown
{{Bishounen}}: In Rock's pseudo-Stagnant Soul's barrier, He's this. He says that wraps around her head.
the form is Rock's idealized vision of him.
* DiscOneFinalBoss: The trailers make her seem more important than she actually is. But that's BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: With Rock.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* EmpathicWeapon: He turns into both Rock★Cannon and Black Blade, but
only for the early episodes of the series.
one form at a time.
* DynamicEntry: Her preferable method of saying hello to a guest is to run them over with her overly giant spider and cart.
* EdibleAmmunition: Her vehicle has cannons that fire giant explosive macaroons.
* ElegantGothicLolita: Her appearance and dress invoke this, and she is just as tall as Kagari.
* EvilGloating: Of sorts. When Chariot first runs over Black★Rock Shooter with her SpiderTank, she gets out and begins dropping gooey regular-sized macaroons on Black★Rock Shooter's face while she's still buried under the rubble. [[RefugeInAudacity Veeery]] [[OverlyLongGag slowly.]]
* GiantSpider: Drives a giant robot spider as a sort of chariot.
** MythologyGag: It resembles an enemy from the PSP game.
* LevelAte: Her zone of the otherworld.
* LuckilyMyShieldWillProtectMe: She
UndyingLoyalty: To Rock. Even though he has a huge, wheel-like shield with spikes chance to change his partner, he keeps on it.
* OffWithHerHead: In Episode 2. The effect seems to have erased Kagari's attachment to Yomi, allowing
following her even up to get over her trauma... but also causing Yomi's FreakOut.
* RollerbladeGood: Except the wheels are actually her feet.
* SpikedWheels: There are spikes on the sides of her leg wheels.
* TarotMotifs: Named after the Seventh Major Arcana.
Hazama-destroying RageAgainstTheMentor quest.



!Characters of ''Black★Rock Shooter: The Game''

!!Main Characters

[[folder:"B★RS"]]
!!Black★Rock Shooter
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MaayaSakamoto.

A mysterious SuperSoldier who was awakened by the last surviving humans as their final trump card against the alien invasion. She awakens as a blank slate, being extremely naive and lacking direction. As time passes, she recovers her lost memories and discovers her motivation to fight. Her true name is "Stella", a clone of the alien being called "Sing Love". She was deliberately designed to be an imperfect clone, ironically giving her the ability to retain her memories and making her the grand culmination of White★Rock Shooter's plot.

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!Characters of ''Black★Rock Shooter: The Game''

!!Main Characters

[[folder:"B★RS"]]
!!Black★Rock Shooter
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MaayaSakamoto.

[[folder:Dead]]
!!Dead Master

A mysterious SuperSoldier mysterious, ominous person who was awakened by approaches Rock at the last surviving humans as their final trump card against the alien invasion. She awakens as a blank slate, being extremely naive and lacking direction. As time passes, she recovers her lost memories and discovers her motivation to fight. Her true name is "Stella", a clone end of the alien being called "Sing Love". She was deliberately designed to be an imperfect clone, ironically giving her the ability to retain her memories and making her the grand culmination of White★Rock Shooter's plot.first chapter.



* ArtificialHuman: Stella is a clone of the alien named Sing Love, or White★Rock Shooter's previous persona.
* CoolBike: It even has swords attached to it!
%%* EmotionlessGirl
* {{Expy}}: In her flashbacks, her younger self looks exactly like a younger version of Kuroi Mato.
%%* KatanasAreJustBetter
* LastOfTheirKind: She lives in a world after almost everyone else is dead.

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* ArtificialHuman: Stella is a clone of the alien named Sing Love, or White★Rock Shooter's previous persona.
* CoolBike: It even
BiTheWay: She has swords attached more than a few LesYay moments with Rock, but she has a husband.
* CuteAndPsycho: Dead Master is pretty much adorable. But she eats souls.
* DespairEventHorizon: After Chapter 10's WhamLine
* ExtremeOmnivore: Her soul-devouring tendencies aside, she also ate her teddy bear in her sleep and proceed
to it!
eat Rock's hair next. And people are asking why Rock's pig-tails are in an uneven length... After dying, Rock takes up this trait and eats Dead's soul to keep her memory from being burnt off.
%%* EmotionlessGirl
FriendlyEnemy
* {{Expy}}: In HappilyMarried: Her motivation for eating souls is to be strong enough to be revived and reunited with her flashbacks, husband. Turns out, she's been lied to.
%%* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice
* LesYay: Pretty much explicitly in love/lust with Rock. She invoked it as she needs Rock's soul to be devoured, she tries to provoke some reaction.
* LetThemDieHappy: Rock lets Dead seeing
her younger self looks exactly like a younger version as her husband, spending her last seconds in embrace of Kuroi Mato.
her beloved.
%%* KatanasAreJustBetter
LoveMakesYouEvil
* LastOfTheirKind: She lives in a world after almost everyone else is dead.UnwittingPawn: To Ram.
* YouAreNumberSix: Black Shooter number 012370
* YourSoulIsMine: And she literally eats them.



[[folder:Nana]]
!!Nana Grey/Gray (RPG)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MiyukiSawashiro.

A lonely girl who acts as B★RS' counterpart and main ally in the latter half of the game. She is a "Grey", a mass-production clone of "Sing Love" designed to fight the alien invasion. Like all Greys, her memories degenerate over time, which causes her a great deal of distress.

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[[folder:Nana]]
!!Nana Grey/Gray (RPG)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MiyukiSawashiro.

[[folder:Ram]]
!!Ram

A lonely girl who acts as B★RS' counterpart and main ally in the latter half that seems to be very interested with Rock's development of the game. She is a "Grey", a mass-production clone of "Sing Love" designed to fight the alien invasion. Like all Greys, her memories degenerate over time, which causes her a great deal of distress.character.



* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: Her relationship to Black★Rock Shooter.
%%* {{BFS}}
%%* CloningBlues
* TheMole: She struck a deal with the aliens to deliver B★RS to them in exchange for her freedom.

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* BecauseYouWereNiceToMe: BigDamnHero: Her relationship to Black★Rock Shooter.
usual entrances.
%%* {{BFS}}
[[{{BFS}} Big F***ing Saw]]
%%* CloningBlues
DissonantSerenity
%%* BitchInSheepsClothing
* TheMole: CoolBigSis / TheWatcher: An odd combination of both. When it reveals that she's EvilAllAlong, Rock pulls a RageAgainstTheMentor.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Apparently, when she was alive, she was a firefly who did not glow like the others.
* ILied:
She struck a deal with promised Dead that she could return to her marriage after eating enough souls, and tells her the aliens to deliver B★RS to them truth in exchange for her freedom.final battle.
%%* NietzscheWannabe
* PsychoPrototype: The first Black Shooter



!!Apostles

The Apostles are the leaders of the alien invasion on Earth, with each one being classified as "Class A" aliens. There were once fifteen of them, but by the events of ''The Game'' only seven remain. They are [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil ranked in ascending order of power]] (with "first" being the weakest).

[[folder:Mii]]
!!MEFE (Mii)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MaiNakahara

Ranked first. A vain and capricious girl, she is obsessed with the ideal of beauty.

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!!Apostles

The Apostles are the leaders of the alien invasion
!! Others

[[folder:Jack]]
!!Jack Olie

A mass murderer who feeds
on Earth, with each one being classified as "Class A" aliens. There were once fifteen of them, but by the events of ''The Game'' only seven remain. They are [[SortingAlgorithmOfEvil ranked in ascending order of power]] (with "first" being the weakest).

[[folder:Mii]]
!!MEFE (Mii)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MaiNakahara

Ranked first. A vain and capricious girl, she is obsessed with the ideal of beauty.
souls who have drifted to Hazama.



* AnAxeToGrind: Her apparent weapon of choice.
* BloodLust: Apparently, she likes drinking people's blood.
* GratuitousSpanish: Uses it constantly.
* HotWitch: She certainly gives off this vibe, with her NiceHat and seductive undertones.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Purple. [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow With matching eyes]].

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* AnAxeToGrind: Her apparent weapon of choice.
* BloodLust: Apparently, she likes drinking people's blood.
* GratuitousSpanish: Uses it constantly.
* HotWitch: She certainly gives off this vibe, with her NiceHat
GroundhogDayLoop: Even after he was executed in life, after he dies, he creates a loop to continue killing his victims over and seductive undertones.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Purple. [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow With matching eyes]].
over again.
%%* MonsterOfTheWeek
%%* NightmareFetishist



[[folder:Mazuma]]
!!MZMA (Mazuma)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TomokazuSugita.

Ranked second. A showman who loves the art of cinema, crafting elaborate stories with himself as the main character.

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[[folder:Mazuma]]
!!MZMA (Mazuma)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/TomokazuSugita.

Ranked second.
[[folder:Let]]
!!Let

A showman boy who loves the art of cinema, crafting elaborate stories with himself as the main character.encounters Rock.



* {{BFS}}: A huge BoomStick that serves him well in close combat.
* EvilRedhead: [[RunningGag With]] [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow matching eyes]].
* PlayingWithFire: His boss fight features liberal use of flame.

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* {{BFS}}: A huge BoomStick that serves him well in close combat.
* EvilRedhead: [[RunningGag With]] [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow matching eyes]].
* PlayingWithFire: His boss fight features liberal use of flame.
BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Io. When he was alive, he died protecting her.
%%* DeadAllAlong
%%* GoOutWithASmile
%%* NiceGuy



[[folder:Shizu]]
!!SZZU (Shizu)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YokoHikasa

Ranked third. A calm and methodical woman whose advanced grasp of human emotions gives her greater empathy than the other Apostles. She is the only one capable of understanding the words spoken by her twin, CKRY.

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[[folder:Shizu]]
!!SZZU (Shizu)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YokoHikasa

Ranked third. A calm and methodical woman whose advanced grasp of human emotions gives her greater empathy than the other Apostles. She is the only one capable of understanding the words spoken by her twin, CKRY.
[[folder:Io]]
!!Io

Let's little sister.



* AffablyEvil: She's got the same objective as every other boss, but because humans don't use the "neblading" that the aliens do, she gives B★RS the time to comfort the dying members of the PSS.
* EnemyMine: She tries to propose this to B★RS as she feels there could be a better way of getting information. Unfortunately, one of XNFE's drones attack.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: She shows a more thoughtful side than the rest of the Apostles.
* TranslatorBuddy: SZZU is the only one who can understand CKRY's grunts.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Orange. [[RunningGag Noticing a trend]] about [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow the matching eyes?]]

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* AffablyEvil: She's got the same objective as every other boss, but because humans don't use the "neblading" ACupAngst: So much, that Let convinces her to eat the aliens do, carrots or she gives B★RS the time to comfort the dying members of the PSS.
would be flat-chested forever.
%%* AnnoyingYoungerSibling
* EnemyMine: She tries to propose this to B★RS as DeadAllAlong: Unlike Let, she feels there could be a better way of getting information. Unfortunately, one of XNFE's drones attack.
* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: She shows a more thoughtful side than the rest of the Apostles.
* TranslatorBuddy: SZZU is the only one who can understand CKRY's grunts.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Orange. [[RunningGag Noticing a trend]] about [[CurtainsMatchTheWindow the matching eyes?]]
always knew they were dead, but did not care and continued to smile for Let (and later Rock)'s sake.
%%* GenkiGirl
%%* GoOutWithASmile



[[folder:Karli]]
!!CKRY (Karli)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Yoshimitsu Shimoyama

Ranked fourth. A muscular berserker. His obsession with "neblading" animals has transformed him into an sub-human brute who communicates in growls.

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[[folder:Karli]]
!!CKRY (Karli)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Yoshimitsu Shimoyama

Ranked fourth.
[[folder:Hanako]]
!!Hanako Nakamura

A muscular berserker. His obsession with "neblading" animals has transformed him into an sub-human brute student who communicates lives in growls.a big empty school in Hazama. The school is made entirely of trapped souls.



* TheBerserker: Seems to be this.
* TheBigGuy: Towers over Stella, while most of the other Apostles being OneHeadTaller at most.
* ImAHumanitarian: Well, [[Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible he's not human and neither are his meals]], but the aftermath of MZMA's fight seems to imply CKRY '''ate''' him.
* TheUnintelligible: CKRY only "speaks" in grunts and roars.

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%%* AlasPoorVillain
* TheBerserker: Seems to be this.
AttackItsWeakPoint: Her headphones
%%* BitchInSheepsClothing
%%* CuteBookworm
%%* DeadAllAlong
* TheBigGuy: Towers over Stella, while most of DontYouDarePityMe: Her last words.
* DrivenToSuicide: ''Almost''. She was killed first by a bus crash.
* FreudianExcuse: She was bullied by
the other Apostles being OneHeadTaller at most.
* ImAHumanitarian: Well, [[Administrivia/TropesAreFlexible he's not human
students, and neither are his meals]], but when she died no-one remembered her.
%%* GoOutWithASmile
* HeadphonesEqualIsolation: Invoked, as she wore her headphones to block of
the aftermath voices of MZMA's fight seems to imply CKRY '''ate''' him.
* TheUnintelligible: CKRY
her bullies and only "speaks" her voice she could hear.
%%* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice
%%* MonsterOfTheWeek
* TraumaticHaircut: She used to have her hair
in grunts and roars.twin braids. The bullies who tormented her cut her hair with a razor, giving it the dishevelled appearance it has now.
%%* ScrewySquirrel



[[folder:Nafe]]
!!XNFE (Nafe)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AsamiShimoda

Ranked fifth. A cute young girl who embodies the most selfish and dangerous desires of a child. Having gorged herself on mass-media, she has developed a love of game shows and reality television. Her ultimate ambition is to usurp White★Rock Shooter as the leader of the alien forces.

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[[folder:Nafe]]
!!XNFE (Nafe)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/AsamiShimoda

Ranked fifth. A cute young girl who embodies the most selfish and dangerous desires of a child. Having gorged herself on mass-media, she has developed a love of game shows and reality television. Her ultimate ambition is to usurp White★Rock Shooter as the leader of the alien forces.
[[folder:Acta]]
!!Acta

Another Black Shooter.



* AnimalMotifs: Rabbits.
* AttackDrone: Has rabbit eared ones that have a few ways of attacking; she also rides on one of them.
* ChildrenAreCruel: Her character in a nutshell as she's quick to do mean things.
* PowerFist: A pair of giant mechanical hands.
* {{Stripperific}}: She doesn't even get the benefit of wearing a bra like B★RS does - she gets this weird cross thing.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Her ultimate fate after being spared by B★RS.

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* AnimalMotifs: Rabbits.
* AttackDrone: Has rabbit eared ones that have a few ways
WeHardlyKnewYe: Dies at the end of attacking; she also rides on one of them.
* ChildrenAreCruel: Her character in a nutshell as
the chapter she's quick to do mean things.
* PowerFist: A pair of giant mechanical hands.
* {{Stripperific}}: She doesn't even get the benefit of wearing a bra like B★RS does - she gets this weird cross thing.
* YouHaveFailedMe: Her ultimate fate after being spared by B★RS.
introduced.



[[folder:Lilio]]
!!LLWO (Lilio)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HiroshiKamiya

Ranked sixth. A brash young man who loves to hone his skills in combat. He has unrequited feelings for MEFE which pain him greatly. He "neblades" MEFE after her defeat, absorbing her body and memories, possibly against her will.

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[[folder:Lilio]]
!!LLWO (Lilio)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/HiroshiKamiya

Ranked sixth. A brash young man who loves to hone his skills in combat. He has unrequited feelings for MEFE which pain him greatly. He "neblades" MEFE after her defeat, absorbing her body and memories, possibly against her will.
[[folder:Nico]]
!!Nico

Acta's partner.



* AvengingTheVillain: Having nebladed MEFE, he goes after B★RS to kill her in retaliation.
* JackOfAllStats: Seems to do both close combat and long range.
* MulticoloredHair: Has a streak of black on white.

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* AvengingTheVillain: Having nebladed MEFE, BitchInSheepsClothing: He seems nice, but once Acta dies, he goes after B★RS laughs at Rock tending to kill her in retaliation.
* JackOfAllStats: Seems to do both close combat
and long range.
says that Black Shooters are just tools.
* MulticoloredHair: Has DropTheHammer: Can turn into a streak of black on white.rather large hammer.



[[folder:Zaha]]
!!SAHA (Zaha)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YosukeAkimoto

Ranked seventh. The leader of the Apostles, he resembles an old man and the master of a martial art the aliens call "Universal Karate". His role is to "train" any possible Whites to their maximum potential before handing them over to W★RS.

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[[folder:Zaha]]
!!SAHA (Zaha)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/YosukeAkimoto

Ranked seventh. The leader of
[[folder:Cecil]]
!!Cecil

A young girl who is frequently abused by her old mother. She and her mother are caught in a loop created by her, because she wants her mother to become kind again like in
the Apostles, he resembles an old man and the master of a martial art the aliens call "Universal Karate". His role is to "train" any possible Whites to their maximum potential times before handing them over to W★RS.her father died.



* HumongousMecha: It's not clear if his machine is meant to be this or MiniMecha but it's definitely enough that he outsizes B★RS.
* OldMaster: A very old Apostle made strong by his mastery of "Universal Karate".

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* HumongousMecha: It's AbusiveParents: Her old mother. It was not clear if his machine is meant to be this or MiniMecha but it's definitely enough that he outsizes B★RS.
* OldMaster: A
out of evil. She was just very old Apostle made strong stressed.
%%* AlasPoorVillain
* CooldownHug: To her mother, before both reconcile and fade away.
%%* DeadAllAlong
* GenkiGirl: She even teaches Rock to smile more.
%%* NiceGirl
%%* ThePollyanna
%%* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter
* MonsterOfTheWeek: At first Rock and Ron believe her mother is this. They are wrong, Cecil is the target.
* SnowMeansDeath: She was beaten to death
by his mastery of "Universal Karate". her mother in their snowy village.



!!Others
[[folder: White★Rock Shooter (RPG)]]
!!White★Rock Shooter (RPG)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MaayaSakamoto.

A mysterious young woman who appears as an "inverted" version of B★RS, trading black for white and blue eyes for red. She is an alien being who became known as "Sing Love" on Earth. She engineered "The Game" so that she could consume/assimilate a perfect clone of herself. To do this, she staged the alien invasion and then convinced the Earth forces to use her as the base for a clone army to fight against them. However, the resulting clone army lacked the ability to retain their memories over time, delaying her plan until "B★RS" (who ''could'' retain memories) appeared.
----
* AscendedExtra: Before the RPG came out, White★Rock Shooter was just a "[[PaletteSwap negative]]" version of B★RS that appeared in artwork. In the RPG, she's the ''villain.''
* BigBad: Apparently.
* EvilCounterpart: As the General commanding the Earth-wrecking Apostles, contrasting Stella's initials servitude to the UEF.
* GoodWingsEvilWings: Mechanical white wings that look unpleasantly like scythes qualify for 'evil'.
* ItsAllAboutMe: This is her biggest trait, as the "Game" she's engineered only has her interests in mind while using everyone else. And her goal of consuming a perfect clone of herself is undeniably narcissistic.
* LightIsNotGood: A WomanInWhite responsible for [[KillEmAll wiping out humanity]].
* LukeIAmYourFather: She is really "Sing-Love", the person Stella and Nana are clones of.
* MirrorBoss: Surprisingly [[AvertedTrope averted]]; despite the PaletteSwap appearance and name, she fights too differently to qualify for this trope. That doesn't stop it from being [[InvokedTrope invoked]] in her dialogue preceding the fight and the pre-battle screen for her second phase, and her finisher has her crossing swords and trading gunfire with identical copies of Stella's blade and cannon.
-->''Like oposing mirrors... This is precisely the game I chose to play.''
* SequentialBoss: Unlike the Apostles having two-layer health bars, her battle is actually two separate fights, and she fights differently in each.
* SinisterScythe: A big white one. Her wings also have a scythe-like design at first.

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!!Others
[[folder: White★Rock Shooter (RPG)]]
!!White★Rock Shooter (RPG)
!!!'''Voiced by:''' Creator/MaayaSakamoto.

[[folder:Kaede]]
!!Kaede

A mysterious young woman girl who appears as an "inverted" version of B★RS, trading black for white has a crush on Dead. When she was alive, she had a crush on her best friend Sakurako (who vaguely resembles Dead) and blue eyes for red. confessed to her, only to be horribly turned down.
----
%%* AlasPoorVillain
* ApologeticAttacker: To Rock.
* {{Bifauxnen}}:
She is an alien being who became known as "Sing Love" on Earth. She engineered "The Game" so invokes this.
%%* DeadAllAlong
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: When talking about love, suggestive mushrooms grow around her feet. Then you find out
that she could consume/assimilate a perfect clone of herself. To do this, she staged the alien invasion has serious gender issues and then convinced the Earth forces wants to use become a guy....
* KissOfDeath: Dead gives
her as the base for a clone army to fight against them. However, the resulting clone army lacked the ability to retain their memories over time, delaying one before eating her plan until "B★RS" (who ''could'' retain memories) appeared.
----
soul.
%%* MonsterOfTheWeek
* AscendedExtra: Before the RPG came out, White★Rock Shooter was just a "[[PaletteSwap negative]]" version of B★RS that appeared in artwork. In the RPG, she's the ''villain.''
* BigBad: Apparently.
* EvilCounterpart: As the General commanding the Earth-wrecking Apostles, contrasting Stella's initials servitude to the UEF.
* GoodWingsEvilWings: Mechanical white wings that look unpleasantly like scythes qualify for 'evil'.
* ItsAllAboutMe: This
PsychoLesbian: The psycho part is her biggest trait, as the "Game" she's engineered only has her interests in mind while using everyone else. And her goal of consuming a perfect clone of herself is undeniably narcissistic.
* LightIsNotGood: A WomanInWhite responsible for [[KillEmAll wiping out humanity]].
* LukeIAmYourFather: She is really "Sing-Love", the person Stella and Nana are clones of.
* MirrorBoss: Surprisingly [[AvertedTrope averted]]; despite the PaletteSwap appearance and name, she fights too differently to qualify for this trope. That doesn't stop it from being [[InvokedTrope invoked]] in her dialogue preceding the fight and the pre-battle screen for her second phase, and her finisher has her crossing swords and trading gunfire with identical copies of Stella's blade and cannon.
-->''Like oposing mirrors... This is precisely the game I chose to play.''
* SequentialBoss: Unlike the Apostles having two-layer health bars, her battle is actually two separate fights, and she fights differently in each.
* SinisterScythe: A big white one. Her wings also have a scythe-like design at first.
debatable.



!Characters of ''Black★Rock Shooter: Innocent Soul''

!! Protagonists

[[folder:Rock]]
!!Black★Rock Shooter

A girl who watches over Hazama.
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* ACupAngst: When Let tells Io that eating carrots will make her bustier, Rock swallows an entire piece. And she strangles Ron for calling her flat-chested during their "ventriloquist act".
* BerserkButton: Flips out when she hears the word "Disappear". The reason? Some bullies burnt her shoulder and leg with cigarettes while chanted the word in her DarkAndTroubledPast, only starting to appear as flashes of memories after being in contact with a corrupted soul who died in fire. Before that, she has no reason other than instinct why she hates the word.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: With Ron.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Eventually.
* EmotionlessGirl: Has difficulty recognizing what "fun" is, and utterly confused why she has tears leaking from her eyes after seeing her previous life. She's not quite content with this, however.
* GenderBlenderName: Here, B★RS is called "Rock". She is also the legendary "Black Star".
* GoodIsNotNice: She knows what her mission is, and she offers no consolation to Reto, who just realized that he's a dead guy all along. She becomes nice through CharacterDevelopment, to the point that she consoles a fading Dead by acting as her fiance
* IllGirl: Her dying self after being pushed by her bullies.
* NotSoAboveItAll: When Kaede's surroundings take the form of a shopping mall, Rock immediately starts [[ShoppingMontage putting together an ensemble]] for the planned LoveConfession to Dead.
* RageAgainstTheMentor / BrokenPedestal: To Ram after being forced to kill Dead.
* {{Shinigami}}: Her role is fairly close to one, in that she makes sure souls aren't trapped in Hazama.
* SugarAndIcePersonality: She's easily the most emotive B★RS, though she has an air of stoicism to her.
%%* WhatIsThisFeeling
* WhenSheSmiles: Though she's a lot more emotive than most other incarnations.
* YouAreNumberSix: It's revealed that she isn't the only Black Shooter. To be exact, she's number 01451.

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!Characters of ''Black★Rock Shooter: Innocent Soul''

!! Protagonists

[[folder:Rock]]
!!Black★Rock Shooter

A girl who watches over Hazama.
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* ACupAngst: When Let tells Io that eating carrots will make her bustier, Rock swallows an entire piece. And she strangles Ron for calling her flat-chested during their "ventriloquist act".
* BerserkButton: Flips out when she hears the word "Disappear". The reason? Some bullies burnt her shoulder and leg with cigarettes while chanted the word in her DarkAndTroubledPast, only starting to appear as flashes of memories after being in contact with a corrupted soul who died in fire. Before that, she has no reason other than instinct why she hates the word.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: With Ron.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Eventually.
* EmotionlessGirl: Has difficulty recognizing what "fun" is, and utterly confused why she has tears leaking from her eyes after seeing her previous life.
%%!Related Characters

%%!!Others

%%[[folder:Black★Devil Girl]]
%%!!Black★Devil Girl

%%Description
%%----
%%* GreenEyes
%%* HornedHumanoid
%%* KatanasAreJustBetter
%%* {{Meganekko}}
%%* PeekABangs
%%* {{Stripperiffic}}:
She's not quite content dressed a lot like Black★Rock Shooter, only her jacket is short and closed.
%%* TearTropes: Seems to be crying green tears.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Black★Matagi]]
%%!!Black★Matagi

%%Description
%%----
%%* {{BFS}}: Combined
with this, however.
* GenderBlenderName: Here, B★RS
{{BFG}} to create a [[SwissArmyWeapon gunblade]].
%%* EyepatchOfPower
%%* {{Joshikousei}}
%%* PurpleEyes
%%* SmallGirlBigGun
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Black★Rock Shooter BEAST]]
%%!!Black★Rock Shooter BEAST

%%Description
%%----
%%* {{BFS}}
%%* CoolCrown: Made of flames coming from her EYE.
%%* RevolversAreJustBetter
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Death Scythe]]
%%!!Death Scythe

%%Description
%%----
%%* BadassLongcoat
%%* GrayEyes
%%* SinisterScythe
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Demon Cannon User]]
%%!!Demon Cannon User

%%Description
%%----
%%* {{BFG}}
%%* CatGirl
%%* GreenEyes
%%* {{Meganekko}}
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Dragon Slayer]]
%%!!Dragon Slayer

%%Description
%%----
%%* ActionGirl
%%* Literature/ArsGoetia: The book she has
is called "Rock". the Lemegeton; the horned girls are MoeAnthropomorphism of the 72 demons. She is plans on killing/dominating all of them.
%%* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Art surprisingly shows presiding over a throne, surrounded by knights.
%%* {{BFS}}
%%* BondageIsBad: Art
also surprisingly shows her keeping three demonic horned girls; the legendary "Black Star".
* GoodIsNotNice: She knows what her mission is, and
first three of 72 demons of the Literature/ArsGoetia. Whatever reason she offers no consolation to Reto, who just realized has them, she's certainly finding uses for those chains keeping them in place.
%%* CoolCrown
%%* ZettaiRyouiki
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Geshumaru]]
%%!!Geshumaru

%%Description
%%----
%%* {{BFS}}: The robot carries a pair.
%%* HumongousMecha: Not all
that he's a dead guy all along. She becomes nice through CharacterDevelopment, to the point that she consoles a fading Dead by acting as her fiance
* IllGirl: Her dying self after being pushed by her bullies.
* NotSoAboveItAll: When Kaede's surroundings take the form of a shopping mall, Rock immediately starts [[ShoppingMontage putting together an ensemble]] for the planned LoveConfession to Dead.
* RageAgainstTheMentor / BrokenPedestal: To Ram after being forced to kill Dead.
* {{Shinigami}}: Her role is fairly close to one,
humongous, but huge enough in that she makes sure souls aren't trapped in Hazama.
* SugarAndIcePersonality:
comparison when it's holding her.
%%* KatanasAreJustBetter
%%* PuppetMaster
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Great Black Sword / Underworld Icicle]]
%%!!Great Black Sword / Underworld Icicle

%%Description
%%----
%%* DualWield
%%* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin:
She's easily the most emotive B★RS, though called "Great Black Sword" because she has an air of stoicism to her.
carries [[{{BFS}} a great]] [[BlackSwordsAreBetter black sword.]]
%%* WhatIsThisFeeling
* WhenSheSmiles: Though she's a lot more emotive than most
KatanasAreJustBetter: Her other incarnations.
* YouAreNumberSix: It's revealed that she isn't the only Black Shooter. To be exact, she's number 01451.
weapon.
%%* RedEyesTakeWarning



[[folder:Ron]]
!!Ron

A sort of snake-like being, he forms a sort of partnership as a sort of physical manifestation of Rock's powers.
----
* ACupAngst: Not him, but he loves teasing Rock for being flat-chested.
* {{Bishounen}}: In Rock's pseudo-Stagnant Soul's barrier, He's this. He says that the form is Rock's idealized vision of him.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: With Rock.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* EmpathicWeapon: He turns into both Rock★Cannon and Black Blade, but only one form at a time.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Rock. Even though he has a chance to change his partner, he keeps on following her even up to her Hazama-destroying RageAgainstTheMentor quest.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dead]]
!!Dead Master

A mysterious, ominous person who approaches Rock at the end of the first chapter.
----
* BiTheWay: She has more than a few LesYay moments with Rock, but she has a husband.
* CuteAndPsycho: Dead Master is pretty much adorable. But she eats souls.
* DespairEventHorizon: After Chapter 10's WhamLine
* ExtremeOmnivore: Her soul-devouring tendencies aside, she also ate her teddy bear in her sleep and proceed to eat Rock's hair next. And people are asking why Rock's pig-tails are in an uneven length... After dying, Rock takes up this trait and eats Dead's soul to keep her memory from being burnt off.
%%* FriendlyEnemy
* HappilyMarried: Her motivation for eating souls is to be strong enough to be revived and reunited with her husband. Turns out, she's been lied to.
%%* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice
* LesYay: Pretty much explicitly in love/lust with Rock. She invoked it as she needs Rock's soul to be devoured, she tries to provoke some reaction.
* LetThemDieHappy: Rock lets Dead seeing her as her husband, spending her last seconds in embrace of her beloved.
%%* LoveMakesYouEvil
* UnwittingPawn: To Ram.
* YouAreNumberSix: Black Shooter number 012370
* YourSoulIsMine: And she literally eats them.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ram]]
!!Ram

A girl that seems to be very interested with Rock's development of character.
----
* BigDamnHero: Her usual entrances.
%%* [[{{BFS}} Big F***ing Saw]]
%%* DissonantSerenity
%%* BitchInSheepsClothing
* CoolBigSis / TheWatcher: An odd combination of both. When it reveals that she's EvilAllAlong, Rock pulls a RageAgainstTheMentor.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Apparently, when she was alive, she was a firefly who did not glow like the others.
* ILied: She promised Dead that she could return to her marriage after eating enough souls, and tells her the truth in her final battle.
%%* NietzscheWannabe
* PsychoPrototype: The first Black Shooter
[[/folder]]

!! Others

[[folder:Jack]]
!!Jack Olie

A mass murderer who feeds on souls who have drifted to Hazama.
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* GroundhogDayLoop: Even after he was executed in life, after he dies, he creates a loop to continue killing his victims over and over again.
%%* MonsterOfTheWeek
%%* NightmareFetishist
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Let]]
!!Let

A boy who encounters Rock.
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* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Io. When he was alive, he died protecting her.
%%* DeadAllAlong
%%* GoOutWithASmile
%%* NiceGuy
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Io]]
!!Io

Let's little sister.
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* ACupAngst: So much, that Let convinces her to eat the carrots or she would be flat-chested forever.
%%* AnnoyingYoungerSibling
* DeadAllAlong: Unlike Let, she always knew they were dead, but did not care and continued to smile for Let (and later Rock)'s sake.
%%* GenkiGirl
%%* GoOutWithASmile
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Hanako]]
!!Hanako Nakamura

A student who lives in a big empty school in Hazama. The school is made entirely of trapped souls.
----
%%* AlasPoorVillain
* AttackItsWeakPoint: Her headphones
%%* BitchInSheepsClothing
%%* CuteBookworm
%%* DeadAllAlong
* DontYouDarePityMe: Her last words.
* DrivenToSuicide: ''Almost''. She was killed first by a bus crash.
* FreudianExcuse: She was bullied by the other students, and when she died no-one remembered her.
%%* GoOutWithASmile
* HeadphonesEqualIsolation: Invoked, as she wore her headphones to block of the voices of her bullies and only her voice she could hear.
%%* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice
%%* MonsterOfTheWeek
* TraumaticHaircut: She used to have her hair in twin braids. The bullies who tormented her cut her hair with a razor, giving it the dishevelled appearance it has now.
%%* ScrewySquirrel
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Acta]]
!!Acta

Another Black Shooter.
----
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Dies at the end of the chapter she's introduced.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Nico]]
!!Nico

Acta's partner.
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: He seems nice, but once Acta dies, he laughs at Rock tending to her and says that Black Shooters are just tools.
* DropTheHammer: Can turn into a rather large hammer.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cecil]]
!!Cecil

A young girl who is frequently abused by her old mother. She and her mother are caught in a loop created by her, because she wants her mother to become kind again like in the old times before her father died.
----
* AbusiveParents: Her old mother. It was not out of evil. She was just very stressed.
%%* AlasPoorVillain
* CooldownHug: To her mother, before both reconcile and fade away.
%%* DeadAllAlong
* GenkiGirl: She even teaches Rock to smile more.
%%* NiceGirl
%%* ThePollyanna
%%* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter
* MonsterOfTheWeek: At first Rock and Ron believe her mother is this. They are wrong, Cecil is the target.
* SnowMeansDeath: She was beaten to death by her mother in their snowy village.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kaede]]
!!Kaede

A girl who has a crush on Dead. When she was alive, she had a crush on her best friend Sakurako (who vaguely resembles Dead) and confessed to her, only to be horribly turned down.
----
%%* AlasPoorVillain
* ApologeticAttacker: To Rock.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: She invokes this.
%%* DeadAllAlong
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: When talking about love, suggestive mushrooms grow around her feet. Then you find out that she has serious gender issues and wants to become a guy....
* KissOfDeath: Dead gives her one before eating her soul.
%%* MonsterOfTheWeek
* PsychoLesbian: The psycho part is debatable.
[[/folder]]

%%!Related Characters

%%!!Others

%%[[folder:Black★Devil Girl]]
%%!!Black★Devil Girl

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[[folder:Ron]]
!!Ron

A sort of snake-like being, he forms a sort of partnership as a sort of physical manifestation of Rock's powers.
----
* ACupAngst: Not him, but he loves teasing Rock for being flat-chested.
* {{Bishounen}}: In Rock's pseudo-Stagnant Soul's barrier, He's this. He says that the form is Rock's idealized vision of him.
* BokeAndTsukkomiRoutine: With Rock.
%%* DeadpanSnarker
* EmpathicWeapon: He turns into both Rock★Cannon and Black Blade, but only one form at a time.
* UndyingLoyalty: To Rock. Even though he has a chance to change his partner, he keeps on following her even up to her Hazama-destroying RageAgainstTheMentor quest.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Dead]]
!!Dead Master

A mysterious, ominous person who approaches Rock at the end of the first chapter.
----
* BiTheWay: She has more than a few LesYay moments with Rock, but she has a husband.
* CuteAndPsycho: Dead Master is pretty much adorable. But she eats souls.
* DespairEventHorizon: After Chapter 10's WhamLine
* ExtremeOmnivore: Her soul-devouring tendencies aside, she also ate her teddy bear in her sleep and proceed to eat Rock's hair next. And people are asking why Rock's pig-tails are in an uneven length... After dying, Rock takes up this trait and eats Dead's soul to keep her memory from being burnt off.
%%* FriendlyEnemy
* HappilyMarried: Her motivation for eating souls is to be strong enough to be revived and reunited with her husband. Turns out, she's been lied to.
%%* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice
* LesYay: Pretty much explicitly in love/lust with Rock. She invoked it as she needs Rock's soul to be devoured, she tries to provoke some reaction.
* LetThemDieHappy: Rock lets Dead seeing her as her husband, spending her last seconds in embrace of her beloved.
%%* LoveMakesYouEvil
* UnwittingPawn: To Ram.
* YouAreNumberSix: Black Shooter number 012370
* YourSoulIsMine: And she literally eats them.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Ram]]
!!Ram

A girl that seems to be very interested with Rock's development of character.
----
* BigDamnHero: Her usual entrances.
%%* [[{{BFS}} Big F***ing Saw]]
%%* DissonantSerenity
%%* BitchInSheepsClothing
* CoolBigSis / TheWatcher: An odd combination of both. When it reveals that she's EvilAllAlong, Rock pulls a RageAgainstTheMentor.
* IJustWantToBeNormal: Apparently, when she was alive, she was a firefly who did not glow like the others.
* ILied: She promised Dead that she could return to her marriage after eating enough souls, and tells her the truth in her final battle.
%%* NietzscheWannabe
* PsychoPrototype: The first Black Shooter
[[/folder]]

!! Others

[[folder:Jack]]
!!Jack Olie

A mass murderer who feeds on souls who have drifted to Hazama.
----
* GroundhogDayLoop: Even after he was executed in life, after he dies, he creates a loop to continue killing his victims over and over again.
%%* MonsterOfTheWeek
%%* NightmareFetishist
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Let]]
!!Let

A boy who encounters Rock.
----
* BigBrotherInstinct: Towards Io. When he was alive, he died protecting her.
%%* DeadAllAlong
%%* GoOutWithASmile
%%* NiceGuy
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Io]]
!!Io

Let's little sister.
----
* ACupAngst: So much, that Let convinces her to eat the carrots or she would be flat-chested forever.
%%* AnnoyingYoungerSibling
* DeadAllAlong: Unlike Let, she always knew they were dead, but did not care and continued to smile for Let (and later Rock)'s sake.
%%* GenkiGirl
%%* GoOutWithASmile
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Hanako]]
!!Hanako Nakamura

A student who lives in a big empty school in Hazama. The school is made entirely of trapped souls.
----
%%* AlasPoorVillain
* AttackItsWeakPoint: Her headphones
%%* BitchInSheepsClothing
%%* CuteBookworm
%%* DeadAllAlong
* DontYouDarePityMe: Her last words.
* DrivenToSuicide: ''Almost''. She was killed first by a bus crash.
* FreudianExcuse: She was bullied by the other students, and when she died no-one remembered her.
%%* GoOutWithASmile
* HeadphonesEqualIsolation: Invoked, as she wore her headphones to block of the voices of her bullies and only her voice she could hear.
%%* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice
%%* MonsterOfTheWeek
* TraumaticHaircut: She used to have her hair in twin braids. The bullies who tormented her cut her hair with a razor, giving it the dishevelled appearance it has now.
%%* ScrewySquirrel
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Acta]]
!!Acta

Another Black Shooter.
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* WeHardlyKnewYe: Dies at the end of the chapter she's introduced.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Nico]]
!!Nico

Acta's partner.
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* BitchInSheepsClothing: He seems nice, but once Acta dies, he laughs at Rock tending to her and says that Black Shooters are just tools.
* DropTheHammer: Can turn into a rather large hammer.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Cecil]]
!!Cecil

A young girl who is frequently abused by her old mother. She and her mother are caught in a loop created by her, because she wants her mother to become kind again like in the old times before her father died.
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* AbusiveParents: Her old mother. It was not out of evil. She was just very stressed.
%%* AlasPoorVillain
* CooldownHug: To her mother, before both reconcile and fade away.
%%* DeadAllAlong
* GenkiGirl: She even teaches Rock to smile more.
%%* NiceGirl
%%* ThePollyanna
%%* TheUglyGuysHotDaughter
* MonsterOfTheWeek: At first Rock and Ron believe her mother is this. They are wrong, Cecil is the target.
* SnowMeansDeath: She was beaten to death by her mother in their snowy village.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Kaede]]
!!Kaede

A girl who has a crush on Dead. When she was alive, she had a crush on her best friend Sakurako (who vaguely resembles Dead) and confessed to her, only to be horribly turned down.
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%%* AlasPoorVillain
* ApologeticAttacker: To Rock.
* {{Bifauxnen}}: She invokes this.
%%* DeadAllAlong
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: When talking about love, suggestive mushrooms grow around her feet. Then you find out that she has serious gender issues and wants to become a guy....
* KissOfDeath: Dead gives her one before eating her soul.
%%* MonsterOfTheWeek
* PsychoLesbian: The psycho part is debatable.
[[/folder]]

%%!Related Characters

%%!!Others

%%[[folder:Black★Devil Girl]]
%%!!Black★Devil Girl
%%[[folder:Maid Gunner]]
%%!!Maid Gunner



%%* GreenEyes
%%* HornedHumanoid
%%* KatanasAreJustBetter
%%* {{Meganekko}}
%%* PeekABangs
%%* {{Stripperiffic}}: She's dressed a lot like Black★Rock Shooter, only her jacket is short and closed.
%%* TearTropes: Seems to be crying green tears.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki

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%%* GreenEyes
{{BFG}}
%%* HornedHumanoid
{{Meido}}
%%* KatanasAreJustBetter
TechnicolorEyes: Pink.
%%* {{Meganekko}}
%%* PeekABangs
%%* {{Stripperiffic}}: She's dressed a lot like Black★Rock Shooter, only her jacket is short and closed.
%%* TearTropes: Seems to be crying green tears.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki
YouGottaHaveBlueHair: In ''Petite Rock Shooter''



%%[[folder:Black★Matagi]]
%%!!Black★Matagi

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%%[[folder:Black★Matagi]]
%%!!Black★Matagi
%%[[folder:Ninja Zero Two]]
%%!!Ninja Zero Two



%%* {{BFS}}: Combined with {{BFG}} to create a [[SwissArmyWeapon gunblade]].
%%* EyepatchOfPower
%%* {{Joshikousei}}



%%* SmallGirlBigGun

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%%* SmallGirlBigGunSexyBacklessOutfit
%%* WolverineClaws



%%[[folder:Black★Rock Shooter BEAST]]
%%!!Black★Rock Shooter BEAST

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%%[[folder:Black★Rock Shooter BEAST]]
%%!!Black★Rock Shooter BEAST
%%[[folder:Underworld Vulcan / Maid Vulcan]]
%%!!Underworld Vulcan / Maid Vulcan



%%* {{BFS}}
%%* CoolCrown: Made of flames coming from her EYE.
%%* RevolversAreJustBetter

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%%* {{BFS}}
BayonetYa
%%* CoolCrown: Made of flames coming from her EYE.
CurtainsMatchTheWindow
%%* RevolversAreJustBetterGatlingGood
%%* {{Meido}}
%%* MoreDakka



%%[[folder:Death Scythe]]
%%!!Death Scythe

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%%[[folder:Death Scythe]]
%%!!Death Scythe
%%[[folder:Bone Sprout]]
%%!!Bone Sprout



%%* BadassLongcoat
%%* GrayEyes
%%* SinisterScythe

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%%* BadassLongcoat
BodyHorror: Why does she have four arms, three of which are her right?
%%* GrayEyes
DemBones
%%* SinisterScytheMultiArmedAndDangerous: Three skeletal arms where her right should be.
%%* OddNameOut: In terms of writing, her name is rendered in kanji rather than katakana.
%%* SailorFuku
%%* TechnicolorEyes: Pink.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki




%%[[folder:Demon Cannon User]]
%%!!Demon Cannon User

%%Description
%%----
%%* {{BFG}}
%%* CatGirl
%%* GreenEyes
%%* {{Meganekko}}
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Dragon Slayer]]
%%!!Dragon Slayer

%%Description
%%----
%%* ActionGirl
%%* Literature/ArsGoetia: The book she has is the Lemegeton; the horned girls are MoeAnthropomorphism of the 72 demons. She plans on killing/dominating all of them.
%%* AuthorityEqualsAsskicking: Art surprisingly shows presiding over a throne, surrounded by knights.
%%* {{BFS}}
%%* BondageIsBad: Art also surprisingly shows her keeping three demonic horned girls; the first three of 72 demons of the Literature/ArsGoetia. Whatever reason she has them, she's certainly finding uses for those chains keeping them in place.
%%* CoolCrown
%%* ZettaiRyouiki
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Geshumaru]]
%%!!Geshumaru

%%Description
%%----
%%* {{BFS}}: The robot carries a pair.
%%* HumongousMecha: Not all that humongous, but huge enough in comparison when it's holding her.
%%* KatanasAreJustBetter
%%* PuppetMaster
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Great Black Sword / Underworld Icicle]]
%%!!Great Black Sword / Underworld Icicle

%%Description
%%----
%%* DualWield
%%* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin: She's called "Great Black Sword" because she carries [[{{BFS}} a great]] [[BlackSwordsAreBetter black sword.]]
%%* KatanasAreJustBetter: Her other weapon.
%%* RedEyesTakeWarning
[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Maid Gunner]]
%%!!Maid Gunner

%%Description
%%----
%%* {{BFG}}
%%* {{Meido}}
%%* TechnicolorEyes: Pink.
%%* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: In ''Petite Rock Shooter''
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Ninja Zero Two]]
%%!!Ninja Zero Two

%%Description
%%----
%%* PurpleEyes
%%* SexyBacklessOutfit
%%* WolverineClaws
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Underworld Vulcan / Maid Vulcan]]
%%!!Underworld Vulcan / Maid Vulcan

%%Description
%%----
%%* BayonetYa
%%* CurtainsMatchTheWindow
%%* GatlingGood
%%* {{Meido}}
%%* MoreDakka
%%[[/folder]]

%%[[folder:Bone Sprout]]
%%!!Bone Sprout

%%Description
%%----
%%* BodyHorror: Why does she have four arms, three of which are her right?
%%* DemBones
%%* MultiArmedAndDangerous: Three skeletal arms where her right should be.
%%* OddNameOut: In terms of writing, her name is rendered in kanji rather than katakana.
%%* SailorFuku
%%* TechnicolorEyes: Pink.
%%* ZettaiRyouiki
%%[[/folder]]

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* TranslatorBuddy: SZZU is the only one who can understand CKRY's grunts.


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* TheUnintelligible: CKRY only "speaks" in grunts and roars.


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'''All '''Due to the spoiler-filled nature of the franchise. All spoilers will be ''unmarked'''''.


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* BayonetYa: The ★Rock Cannon has a blade attached below the muzzle. Although the only instance where we get to see its usage is when Mato (in Black★Rock Shooter's body) unintentionally stabs the midriff of her Insane counterpart.


* DimensionalCutter: After her transformation, she uses the Insane Blade Claw to forcefully cut open a portal shortcut to Black★Gold Saw's location.



* PortalCut: After her transformation, she uses the Insane Blade Claw to forcefully cut open a portal shortcut to Black★Gold Saw's location.



* DimensionalCutter: She sends Dead Master into a fissure into her and Yomi's MentalWorld after slashing the ground.



* PortalCut: She sends Dead Master into a fissure into her and Yomi's MentalWorld after slashing the ground.

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* PortalCut: After her transformation, she uses the Insane Blade Claw to forcefully cut open a portal shortcut to Black★Gold Saw's location.


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* PortalCut: She sends Dead Master into a fissure into her and Yomi's MentalWorld after slashing the ground.


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* TimeStandsStill: She is able to stop the destruction of Chariot's MentalWorld by pausing time.

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* NamedWeapons: "★Rock Cannon" for her BFG and "Black Blade" for her katana.


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* NamedWeapons: "Insane Blade Claw" for her short sword and "Insane Cannon Lance" for her BFS/BFG hybrid weapon.


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* NamedWeapons: "Dead Scythe".


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* NamedWeapons: Her giant mechanical fists are named Orge Arms.


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* NamedWeapons: "King Saw" for her long blade.



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* TarotMotifs: Named after the Eighth Major Arcana.


In the 2012 anime, her eye is seen opening in various locations of the "Otherworld", implying that she's watching. It appears that she has a great deal of power over the Otherworld, and is cultivating the Other Selves. She is in fact trying to stop Black★Rock Shooter from destroying the Otherworld.

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In the 2012 anime, her eye is seen opening in various locations of the "Otherworld", implying that she's watching. It appears that she has a great deal of power over the Otherworld, and is cultivating the Other Selves. She is in fact trying to stop Black★Rock Shooter from destroying the Otherworld. She is later revealed to be the other self of Saya Irino.



She is the other self of Black★Gold Saw, and can consciously channel herself into her. She is awakening other selves through less than moral means to prevent Black★Rock Shooter from destroying the Otherworld - or more specifically the original Yuu Koutari, who now resides there. She was friends with the original Yuu Koutari in high school and later made a promise to protect her. Yuu revealed Black★Gold Saw to Saya before switching places with Strength.

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She is the other self human counterpart of Black★Gold Saw, and can consciously channel herself into her. She is awakening other selves through less than moral means to prevent Black★Rock Shooter from destroying the Otherworld - or more specifically the original Yuu Koutari, who now resides there. She was friends with the original Yuu Koutari in high school and later made a promise to protect her. Yuu revealed Black★Gold Saw to Saya before switching places with Strength.



* MustHaveCaffeine: Saya really likes drinking coffee. She frequently makes it for students who drop by the counselor's room.
** Though she reveals that she actually ''hates'' coffee when it doesn't have milk in Episode 5.



* TrademarkFavoriteFood: Coffee. She frequently makes it for students who drop by the counselor's room.
** Though she reveals that she actually ''hates'' coffee when it doesn't have milk in Episode 5.


** This is a Buddhism/Hindu-ism reference, by becoming a spirit that only exists for violence; Yuu is becoming an [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asura_(Buddhism) Asura; possibly literally.]] The multi-arms only exist for Yuu as Strength.


* MoreDakka: See GatlingGood.

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* MoreDakka: See GatlingGood. Every time she is outnumbered by projectiles or minions, B★RS responds by transforming her slow cannon to a faster minigun.



* VillainProtagonist: In a sense.

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* VillainProtagonist: In a sense. Since she is the one who intentionally kills the otherselves, beings who are merely existing for the purpose of shouldering the grief of their real counterparts.

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